It causes pain in the area of the bone but heals quickly as the blood is reabsorbed just like a bruise of the skin.
The bruising may or may not involve the skin and soft tissues as well.
When this happens the outer layer of the bone (most likely the femur), which is fibrous, breaks down. After the initial onset of the injury beware not to jump to the conclusion of a bone bruise, even if you are experiencing similar symptoms.
The knee joint can support a handful of injuries and it is important to reach the proper diagnosis and to come up with the appropriate treatment to avoid future risks of injury.
Editor’s Note: This is first edition of a new regular feature here at Midwest Sports Fans called The Trainer’s Room. Erhuy are certified in chiropractic neurology and have a strong background in sports injuries and in the rehabilitation of common nagging athletic problems.
This feature will rely on the expertise of Denver chiropractors Dr. Ihsan Erhuy of the Mountain View Pain Center in Denver, CO. Our goal with The Trainer’s Room will be to provide timely background information on relevant injuries as they occur in the sports world.