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If you have no visible bruising, you might want to consider if it's something else. There are muscles all along the side, and it's not horribly difficult to pull them. Several of your examples above seem to involve you having to change a movement into a direction you weren't expecting whether it was holding the shield wrong or trying to arrest the movement ...


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Dont worry too much about it, it happens with contact training. Just remember to ICE it down when you get back, then if it is painful enough to disrupt your concentration, take a day of or do no-contact activities during the training. This is important as you might accidentally injure yourself more or even your partner. If the bruises do not subside after 2 ...


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It sounds to me like you're describing a phenomenon whereby you experience a larger than expected amount of bruising and pain given the light contact you're being exposed to. This surprised you enough to see a medical doctor, which tells me you're probably experiencing something real, as opposed to just being a hypercondriac. Of course, it could still be ...


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It sounds like you're overreacting to bruises. If the doctor says it's just bruising, and there's no other sign of injury, then what's the problem? Get a second medical opinion if you like, but you're not describing anything out of the ordinary for contact sports. You're going to get bruised.


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Bruises and light muscle strains resolve after about a week. This is far too long for a mild injury. If it's a bone bruise, the expected healing time is about 2-3 months, provided you're taking it easy and not continuing to subject it to additional trauma. Feeling the pain on the opposite side means it could be a skeletal issue - your ribs connect at the ...



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