This is not really a question about English. It is about a leg that seems to be turning steadily more blue.
I crashed my bicycle just over a week ago, and since then my lower left leg has been progressively turning blue! Not the whole leg, just from the knee down, and really only abour 20% of it. What puzzles me is that there is bruising (discolouration) in areas that I didn't even think had been hurt. The joints work fine, so I don't believe there is any bone damage. It doesn't really even hurt very much!
Someone told me that cold weather injuries can sometimes turn out this way... but I have had many many many many crashes over the years, and never have I seen anything quite like this.
As I said, the pain is minimal, so I am not exceptionally worried, but it is rather intreaguing, nevertheless. I have been shovelling a lot of snow in these freezing conditions, so I guess that may have in some way contributed.
The only thing I can guess it that the impact with the ground caused some type of trauma through the entire lower leg, and that the very cold conditions have compounded this.
As I said the leg works fine, and it doesn't even hurt much.
I really really dislike going to doctors. My plan is to give it two or three more days, and if the discolouration continues to increase, then I will seek medical advice.

What do you think?
1 2 3
.
See a doctor, Mike. Then get a car.
.
I should add that I have also been wearing two and sometimes three pairs of socks at a time, which may or may not have restricted blood flow. There is considerable swelling above the sock line.

Wow! Now two of my toes have also turned blue! This is amazing!
Teachers: We supply a list of EFL job vacancies
With all due respect, Mr M, I was rather hoping for advice of a more medical nature.
Thanks anyway :-)
UPDATE 1300 hours

The other two legs are still on the lesser cyan side, which I guess is good.
.
Well, for heaven's sake-- no one you know here is even a candystriper... except for Marius. Why don't you log in [url=http://www.healthboards.com/?gclid=CIeyz8ex3JECFQX8bgodOnV_fg ]HERE, FOR INSTANCE[/url] before your toes fall off?
.
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
Too late! The toes have not only turned blue, but have spontaneously combusted!

Thanks again for your well meant, I'm sure, recommendations, but I am still preferring the advice of someone better versed in musclage than verbage.

(the toes didn't really combust, It was something I think I saw once on Father Ted)

Now my head seems to be turning blue! Oh, no it's not... I forgot to take my sunglasses off.
This is not a medical forum Emotion: geeked

It seems you have bruised your leg badly. Use Arnica on it.
Thanks, Feebs.
I'll go see what I can find at the pharmacy.

Oh, and of course you are right about this not being a medical forum. I will move the thread to a more suitable section.
Cheers
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
Show more