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    Question here...I moved a couple of weeks ago and I beat my arms/legs to death moving boxes and now Ive got several bruises (still) on my legs. Am I missing something in my diet that could help in minimizing the bruising and/or assist in helping the bruising go away? Thanks...

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    Slide..try taking a couple plain aspirin..helps get the blood flowing back to the bruised area...Remember, bruising is a normal body response to trauma. Unless you bruise often and easy, then it could be related to a dietary deficiency..Don't be afraid to load up on extra vitamin C..

    Also do a search on the herb Arnica Montana...
    Last edited by Heckman; 05-04-2004, 01:57 PM.
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    • #3
      You arer lacking iron and possibly zic, but iron mainly. Get yourself a supplement and follow the dosing on the bottle as iron is not something you want to take too much of.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by GirlPatriot
        You arer lacking iron and possibly zic, but iron mainly. Get yourself a supplement and follow the dosing on the bottle as iron is not something you want to take too much of.
        ~GP
        Hey GP..I have never heard the iron shortage before and have always been taught and teach myself that bruising can be a dietary deficiency...namely vitamin C..Can you tell me where to look to see the documentation on the iron?
        Also you are right on not taking too much iron...especially if it is elemental iron...Needs to come from whole food or be in the chelated form
        Heckman aka "WISE" OLD MAN

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Heckman
          Hey GP..I have never heard the iron shortage before and have always been taught and teach myself that bruising can be a dietary deficiency...namely vitamin C..Can you tell me where to look to see the documentation on the iron?
          Also you are right on not taking too much iron...especially if it is elemental iron...Needs to come from whole food or be in the chelated form
          just eat a big ole steak everyday for 3-5 days and you will be covered on your iron supplement
          "Well done is better than well said"

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          • #6
            Muscle contusion (bruise)
            A football linebacker tackles another player using his shoulder. A soccer goalie blocks the ball with her thigh. Athletes in all contact sports have many opportunities to get a muscle contusion (bruise). Contusions are second only to strains as a leading cause of sports injuries. Contusions occur when a direct blow or repeated blows from a blunt object strike part of your body, crushing underlying muscle fibers and connective tissue without breaking the skin. You can also get a contusion by falling or jamming part of your body against a hard surface. Most contusions are minor and heal quickly without taking you out of the game. But severe contusions can cause deep tissue damage and lead to complications and/or keep you out of sports for months. First aid Contusions cause swelling and pain and limit joint range of motion near the injury. Torn blood vessels may cause bluish discoloration. The injured muscle may feel weak and stiff. To control pain, bleeding and inflammation, keep the muscle in a gentle stretch position and use the R.I.C.E. formula: · Rest: Protect the injured area from further harm by stopping play. You may also use a protective device (i.e., crutches, sling). · Ice: Apply ice wrapped in a clean cloth. (Remove ice after 20 minutes.) · Compression: Lightly wrap the injured area in a soft bandage or ace wrap. · Elevation: Raise it to a level above the heart. Severe injuries Sometimes a pool of blood collects within damaged tissue, forming a lump over the injury (hematoma). In severe cases swelling and bleeding beneath the skin may cause shock. If tissue damage is extensive, you may also have a fractured bone, dislocated joint, sprain, torn muscle or other injuries. Contusions to the abdomen may damage internal organs. See your doctor right away for complete diagnosis. A physical examination will determine the exact location and extent of injury. Diagnostic imaging tools may be used to better visualize inside the injured area of your body. These tools include ultrasound, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or CT (computed tomography) scans. For some injuries, your doctor may also need to check for nerve injury. Treatment Most athletes with contusions get better quickly without surgery. Your doctor may give you nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) or other medications for pain relief. Do not massage the injured area. During the first 24-48 hours after injury (acute phase), you will probably need to continue using rest, ice, compression bandages and elevation of the injured area to control bleeding, swelling and pain. While the injured part heals, be sure to keep exercising the uninjured parts of your body to maintain your overall level of fitness. If you have a large hematoma that does not go away within several days, in some cases the doctor may drain it surgically to speed healing. Rehabilitation After a few days, inflammation should start to go down and the injury may feel a little better. At this time, the doctor may tell you to apply gentle heat to the injury and start the rehabilitation process. Remember to increase your activity level gradually. Depending upon the extent of your injuries, returning to your normal sports activity may take several weeks or longer. If you put too much stress on the injured area before it has healed enough, excessive scar tissue may develop and cause more problems. · In the first phase of rehabilitation, your doctor may prescribe gentle stretching exercises that begin to restore range of motion to the injured area. · Later, when the doctor says range of motion has improved enough, he or she may prescribe weight bearing and strengthening exercises. When you have normal, pain-free range of motion, the doctor may let you return to non-contact sports. Return to play You may be able to return to contact sports when you get back your full strength, motion and endurance. When the doctor says you are ready to return to play, he or she may want you to wear a customized protective device to prevent further injury to the area that had a contusion. Depending upon your sport, you may get special padding made of firm or semi-firm materials. The padding spreads out the force of impact when direct blows from blunt objects strike your body. Complications Getting prompt medical treatment and following your doctor’s advice about rehabilitation can help you avoid serious medical complications that occasionally result from deep muscle contusions: Compartment syndrome: In certain cases, rapid bleeding may cause extremely painful swelling within the muscle group of your arm, leg, foot or buttock. Build-up of pressure from fluids several hours after a contusion injury can disrupt blood flow and prevent nourishment from reaching the muscle group. Compartment syndrome may require urgent surgery to drain the excess fluids. Myositis ossificans: Young athletes who try to rehabilitate a severe contusion too quickly sometimes develop myositis ossificans – a condition in which the bruised muscle grows bone instead of new muscle cells. Symptoms may include mild to severe pain that does not go away and swelling at the injury site. Abnormal bone formations can also reduce your flexibility. Vigorous stretching exercises may make the condition worse. Rest, ice, compression and elevation to reduce inflammation will usually help. You may need to do gentle stretching exercises to improve flexibility. Surgery is rarely required.
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            • #7
              Iron missing from the diet? Would your gym notice if a few plates disappeared?

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              • #8
                Vitamin K is also involved in blood clotting and a deficiency can cause excess bruising. I had a problem when I was nearing competition and am supplementing with 80ug/day, it has helped me out a lot. Its found in cabbage, cauliflower, spinach and other green leafy vegetables, cereals, and soybeans. It is also made by the bacteria that line the gastrointestinal tract.
                Hope this helps...
                RR
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                • #9
                  Thanks all...the one bruise on my upper thigh is absolutely huge and all the "little" bruises everywhere else seem to have disappeared. I just dont know/understand why this one on my leg is so large and nice colored. Thanks again..

                  -slide
                  "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a pussy."

                  "Carry 24/7 or guess right."

                  "There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion."

                  "993 yo f9t[n9y[I8itineraryBMiy v][/t u 98 oh 99 u]y8y u[/hy jyip NH j o have I h"

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                  • #10
                    Vitamin B will help ya out alot to....GetnBigr's advice on eating steak/beef-OH YEAH!!! Vit B galore bro....
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