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today got a little carried away on sandy mx track and was thrown from the bike on turn.

While in air my shin got hit by something just below the shin guard, can you believe it?

Anyway I have now big bruise and debating ice it or heat it. Recently read about muay thai fighters

and they only use heat with good results.  Any experience here?

 

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On 9/16/2017 at 10:55 AM, motf said:

today got a little carried away on sandy mx track and was thrown from the bike on turn.

While in air my shin got hit by something just below the shin guard, can you believe it?

Anyway I have now big bruise and debating ice it or heat it. Recently read about muay thai fighters

and they only use heat with good results.  Any experience here?

 

Heat is good for increasing blood flow to the area, but that's not what you want right now. For the new few days, avoid heat and use icing. Icing will decrease blood flow to the area, reducing bleeding, inflammation and pain.

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