Feet That Looks Smaller After A Muscle Injury?
Sorry to ask, my leg was injured dans I decided not to use the injured leg using tools and thank God healed but my legs became smaller and on my knees sometimes cold sometimes
Thank you for the question.
Leg injuries can be of various types and severity. Therefore, the treatment for this injury can also vary, some are enough with conservative treatment, such as resting or doing physiotherapy, but there are also those that require more invasive doctor's actions, such as surgery.
Regarding your complaint, you should clarify first, what kind of injury did you experience before? What does the injury mechanism look like? Has it been seen by a doctor? If so, what are the doctor's conclusions and what kind of treatment does the doctor recommend?
Resting the injured leg can indeed help minimize the symptoms of inflammation due to the injury, as well as speed up healing. However, if this action is not done by doing muscle exercises and physiotherapy gradually, often it can indeed occur muscle atrophy (shrinkage). Most likely, this condition makes your legs appear smaller. In addition, because the feet are rarely used, the body will be more dominant in providing blood supply to the leg which is actively moved. As a result, your healthy feet will feel warmer when touched, and those who feel sick feel cooler.
It's best if you don't let your condition drag on. Go see yourself directly to the doctor or orthopedic surgeon so that an evaluation is carried out regarding the type of injury you are experiencing, its current condition, and what treatment needs to be done to overcome it. That way, you can return to your activities properly without significant obstacles because of it. In the meantime, you should focus on training your smaller leg muscles, how you can passively move your feet to follow the range of motion. If it's difficult, you can help with your hands, or ask for help from relatives around you.
Hope this helps ...