(HealthDay News) -- Most of the time, a bruised muscle isn't a serious injury. But it can be a painful nuisance, especially among athletes and others who exercise frequently.
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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says common symptoms of a muscle bruise include:
- Pain and swelling of the muscle.
- Reduced range of motion.
- Blue discoloration of the skin.
- Muscle stiffness and weakness.
-- Diana Kohnle
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