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Medical Effect of repeated bruising

  1. Feb 5, 2010 #1

    lisab

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    Could there be any lasting effects from repeated bruising of the same area? I'm wondering about both soft tissue and bones.
     
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  3. Feb 6, 2010 #2
    I'm not sure if this is true. Bruising can cause blood cloths which can travel in the bloodstream and impair another part of the body.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2010 #3

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    Domestic abuse? Chronic athletic injury? The lasting effects might be due to the cause, rather than the effect...
     
  5. Feb 6, 2010 #4

    lisab

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    Martial arts :biggrin:.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2010 #5

    Yeah, it makes you tougher, and with a higher motivation to leave similar patterns on the other's person face. :devil:
     
  7. Feb 7, 2010 #6

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    It would depend entirely on the severity and the location of the bruise. A bruise is caused by the breaking of small capillaries under the skin, causing seepage of blood into the tissue. The blood is broken down over time by phagocytes, causing the different colorations. With the bruising you cause trauma to the capillaries and there will be some apoptosis in the tissue during the clean-up process when the tissue is healing.

    Repeated injury to the same location is never good, because it will cause stress to the tissue. Besides the bruising you should be aware that other structures might be damaged by the impact, such as ligaments and tendons. If you feel the bruising is really a problem, you should consider wearing some protective padding in the locations that you get hit often.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2010 #7
    where and why do you get bruised repeatedly, btw ?
     
  9. Feb 7, 2010 #8

    lisab

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    The place that gets it the worst is my right shin bone, just under the knee. I've had 3 significant bruises there since I started 3 months ago. I think this happens during stand up sparring, as I tend to use my right leg to block kicks.

    The other place is my left bicep. It also happens during sparring, but during the grappling, not stand up. It's a soft tissue bruise and I have no idea how I keep getting it.

    I think Monique is right, I should wear protective pads (at least on my shins) until my technique improves.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2010 #9
    Lisa, I dont think 3 bruises in 3 months are anything to worry about.

    Check with your trainer and see if your low kick checking techniques are ok. Low kick work on heavy bag will in time condition your sheen pretty well, and youll become less sensitive, but it can take many months. Some strength work (squats in general) helps a lot with general condition of musculo-skeletal system and may be useful in improving bone density in leg bones, pretty useful for females.

    You can wear sheen protection for stand up sparring, many ppl do it.

    Congratulation for doing what you do, chicks who fancy fighting are sexy in my book.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2010 #10

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    (Holy crap! Runs to find cover...)
     
  12. Feb 8, 2010 #11
    assuming it's not from someone gripping you on the arm, the biceps bruise could be from a muscle tear.
     
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