This type of injury is very common in contact sports. An impact to the muscles can cause more damage than you might expect and should be treated with respect. The muscle is crushed against the bone. If not treated correctly or if treated too aggressively then Myositis Ossificans may occur. In addition to the R.I.C.E. method to all three grades of contusion, first apply a lymphatic K-Taping application to the site of the injury.The fibrosis tape is a special lymphatic correction technique that loosens up protein-rich deposits and improves lymph flow. First, apply the base of the Lymph Pre-Cuts proximal on the fibrosis. Appy the strips of tape with maximal stretch over and away from the injury site. Finish the application with the two-finger wide end unstretched. Apply the second tape 90 degrees rotated compared to the first base of tape 1. For better adhesion and pain inhibition, rub the tape strips for 30 seconds.
Those who would like to learn the K-Taping method in their work should first complete the K-Taping Academy training.