I swung too hard at golf ball, hit ground Torqued my

Patient : I swung too hard at golf ball, hit ground Torqued my body so hard I pulled my side muscle Now I have very large purple/blackish bruise all around my waist in a line and up about 5 inches
Symptoms:  Sore side
Images: 
I swung too hard at golf ba...-1
Doctor :   Hello, Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com I understand your concern. This definitely is a very bad bruis e and the muscle is severely injured. If you have been able to move, that means there is not a major tear and hence it will recover. You need to start an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen 400 mg thrice daily for 3-5 days till the pain settles down. You also need to apply Diclofenac gel locally on the area of the bruise 2-3 times daily. Bed rest is preferable. Movements will further aggravate and can even cause a tear. If the pain gets worse an x-ray will be required. As of now, just continue the medicines as mentioned. Hope this was helpful, Please feel free to discuss further, Regards

Related Q&A

Q: Should I have an X-ray at the dentist? 4 yrs ago I had a massive heart attack 3 yrs ago a pulmonary embolism so conse...

Q: I went to the dentist today and had x-rays done as part of my dental cleaning/check up. The dental assistant put the ...

Q: I had x-rays today of my lower spine. I have not heard anything from my GP as of yet but the test results were sent ...

Q: Have you seen this before ? What's my best form of action to help me fix this problem I can't keep living life like this

Q: Hi,I banged my foot of metal bed frame. Can't put weight on foot. 2nd toe to wee toe are starting to bruise. Wee toe ...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews