I recently competed in an endurance XC race, did pretty well but I obviously wasn't in the best of shape because I cramped mid way through and the rest of the race I spent maintaining. I did finish, and I did finish is the top 1/4 which was a goal. Anyway it's been two weeks since the race and I've noticed that just under my left knee there's some wicked bruising developing. Dark purple bruises, thing is I never crashed and this area was never impacted. Is it possible that I did some internal muscular damage? I mean I was very sore in that area the week after the race, now I feel almost completely better (took a break from riding even) but just noticed these bruises last night. It freaked me out a bit. I know I was pushing myself pretty hard but in all honestly I had no idea I could do damage like this.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I'm confused.
I don't think it's worth seeing a doctor as it doesn't really hurt anymore it just looks really bad!
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