Do you have any heat, swelling, redness or bruising?
Do you notice an increase in temperature to your muscle compared to the other side? This can be an increase in the sensation of heat, or through physically touching the painful area and feeling an increase in heat compared to the opposite side. Swelling will be represented by an increase in the size of the painful muscle when compared to the opposite side. Bruising is identified by a change of colour to the area, which is typically red, blue, dark purple, green or yellow, depending on how long it has been since the initial injury