If you’ve ever had someone’s shoulder or knee hit you hard in the thigh or the arm, you probably know all about how painful and limiting a Muscle Contusion or “Cork” can be!
It’s a pretty common injury for contact sports, as well as sports like hockey, cricket and baseball when a player gets hit by the ball.
Contusions in the muscle result from a hard impact which causes a tear or rupture in the deep tissue of the muscle – leading to bruising, swelling and inflammation. These nasty corks can often stop athletes from playing for weeks at a time, depending on how badly the muscle tissue is damaged.
Want to know a bit more about muscle contusions? Check out the following link: Quadriceps Contusion (Cork Thigh)