This bruise started blooming yesterday. I fell suddenly while unlocking my bike, landing with all of my weight on my cellphone. It hurt so bad that I had to just sit on the sidewalk for a few minutes to catch my breath. I was at the White Castle near Central and Hennepin. I ended up limping with my bike downtown to catch the LRT most of the way home, and then riding most of the way back home from the 38th street station to 35th and Bloomington. I fell a couple of times on the way home, but falling off of the bike was nothing compared to that first fall. I could feel the bike getting away from me, and managed to land pretty well each time, skidding for a while on my forearms without taking too much more of a beating.
The next day I couldn't move my leg without feeling some pretty serious pain, so I went in to get it checked out. The nurse told me it was probably just a really deep bruise, or maybe a bruised bone, and that I should just drink a lot of water, and take 600mg of ibuprofen/6 hours.
I'm not limping as much, and I can bend my knee a lot more now, but I'm still getting the occasional burst of pretty serious pain. Now it's in my knee and lower leg though. The bruise is on the opposite side of my leg as where I landed, as though it got blasted through.