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Old 05-19-13, 03:03 PM   #1
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Leg bruising?

When you guys first starting cycling did your legs bruise like a peach? I just started this past Wednesday and have been commuting to and from school, to restaurants, basically biking everywhere I go. After a few days, I noticed my leg has many and I mean many bruises. I'm thinking it's probably just muscle stretching, but not sure. Anyone else have bruising problem when they first started? At first I initially thought my bruises came from my first cramped leg --> which I fell off my bike, but more and more bruises became visible as I rode more. So... hopefully it is not just me.
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Old 05-19-13, 03:07 PM   #2
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Bruises and leg cramps together may indicate something serious. Better get it checked out. I've been cycling and running for many, many years and I've never heard of cycling causing bruises like that.
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Old 05-19-13, 03:11 PM   #3
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That doesn't sound "normal". Get thee to a doctor.
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No, bruising is not normal at all. +3 for seeing a doctor.
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Bruises and leg cramps together may indicate something serious. Better get it checked out. I've been cycling and running for many, many years and I've never heard of cycling causing bruises like that.
dang it, okay thank you. I get it checked. I knew something was wrong.
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When you guys first starting cycling did your legs bruise like a peach? I just started this past Wednesday and have been commuting to and from school, to restaurants, basically biking everywhere I go. After a few days, I noticed my leg has many and I mean many bruises. I'm thinking it's probably just muscle stretching, but not sure. Anyone else have bruising problem when they first started? At first I initially thought my bruises came from my first cramped leg --> which I fell off my bike, but more and more bruises became visible as I rode more. So... hopefully it is not just me.
You FELL off your bike? Which could explain bruising. Or, you FELT the cramps when you got off your bike?
Which wouldn't explain bruises.
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Could you throw us a bone and tell us where the bruises are? Inner thighs would indicate that the saddle could be too narrow, bruises where you hit the ground would make sense, but if they're in random locations then you need to see a doctor.
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Hmm, well sorry for the low amount of information to start with:

1. when I cramped and fell off, I fell on my left leg and my bike landed on me. My left leg has about 2-3 bruises, i would say from the fall. 1 bruise on my left leg is located near my knee, the rest probably from the fall. Then there are bruises under my left foot and on my knee.
2. my right leg has some bruises I am not sure about. I would say that the bruise closes to my crankset would be the cause of that one [hitting the crankset], but then there are outer bruises on my right leg, under the leg, near my foot, near my knee.

Left foot --> Bruises on knee, left side, right side, underside and on top
Right foot --> Above knee, on knee, underside, right side and left side.
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Sounds as if your bruises were the result of your fall.
RICE is something to consider trying, if you haven't already.
http://firstaid.webmd.com/tc/rest-ic...topic-overview
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Yes, falling off your bicycle can cause bruises ... there are lots of little bits and pieces you can bang your legs on. Especially if you tend to have "thin" blood.
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My wife bruises very easily. I don't. Have you had bruises in the past from relatively minor incidents? That would be a good clue.
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