If a bruised or injured muscle does not heal properly, calcification of the muscle may occur. Typically, a contusion to the muscle happens via direct impact. The sheath that surrounds the bone may become damaged. When the bone sheath is damage, bone may begin to grow in the muscle 2-4 weeks following the initial injury. Failure to apply ice, an aggressive approach to injury healing, or not allowing time before return to training may contribute to Myositis Ossificans.
What is it?
Myositis Ossificans is a small bone growth, often referred to as calcification, within the muscle.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain during exercise involving the affected muscle and a noticeable bump or lump in the affected leg.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, palpation for hardness in the muscle, and a collection of patient history.
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