Get the best advice on how to manage a corked (bruised) muscle.
A ‘corky’ or muscle contusion is a common impact sports injury to the thigh, calf and gluteal (hip) areas.
The muscle is deeply bruised and the muscle fibres can be damaged, just like a torn muscle.
Pain and swelling can be significant, and a contused muscle needs to be taken seriously.
Ryan, a myPhysioSA Sports Physiotherapist at SPARC in Mile End Adelaide, explains the best management of a contused muscle, along with how to know how long it will take to recover.