Our expert says:
Swelling is normal after a muscle injury, because the body sends all sorts of cells to the damaged muscle to help repair it. So for example, if you do a hard session of training and get stiff the next day, you'll see the same thing, that you're swollen. That's part of the body's inflammatory process, a sign that it's healing the injury. You can actually track the process by measuring the circumference of the leg - not very scientific, but it should come down over time.
If it doesn't, then it might be that the injury is a little more severe than first thought, but it sounds like your pain is improving, and you feel on the way to recovery. So I think it's probably getting there, just taking its time - the body is on its own clock!
Keep patient, keep an eye on it and hopefully next week, you're back in training!
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