Health Tip: Did You Bruise a Muscle?
Signs of a muscle contusion
(HealthDay News) -- Most of the time, a bruised muscle isn't a serious injury. But it can be a painful nuisance, especially among athletes and others who exercise frequently.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says common symptoms of a muscle bruise include:
Pain and swelling of the muscle.
Reduced range of motion.
Blue discoloration of the skin.
Muscle stiffness and weakness.