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08-06-2012, 11:33 PM
So I've been running a bit, a very tiny bit. Doing couch to 5k. Redoing week 1. Technically on week 2.

Anyway last night I was goofing around with my friend and stretched my leg a bit far, didn't think anything of it, woke up today with a GIANT purple bruise on the inside of my knee, it also seems like it has a weird...like, hm. It's like an indent, looks like a dimple really. It hurts when I extend it but not a lot at all. Hurts more when I touch it.

I sort of want to post a picture because I've never seen my body turn these colors before, lol. And the indent is freaking me out. But it's gross so I won't.

Anyway my question isss...does anyone think this is an injury that should keep me from working out? I do jillian's 90 day body revolution + running....

Clearly if I had a bruise on my shin I wouldn't stop working out cuz it's just a bruise, yknow? I just dont know if because of the placement and weird indent it might be something serious?

I could go to a doc but they require a massive co-pay so I'm trying to avoid that.

Does anyone know what the eff I'm talking about? Lol. :?:

08-07-2012, 12:20 AM
Inner knee bruises can occur when you're running and your legs collide... maybe your gait was off while running with your friend? But if it's at all tender/painful I'd get it checked out. Better pay a bit now than have a lifetime of knee problems...

I hope it's nothing serious though!

08-07-2012, 12:22 AM
Thank you for the reply!

I never would've thought of that, I just disovered the bruise this morning, I think if it isn't feeling at least a little better by tomorrow evening I'll go in. :]