I managed a rather spectacular fall down the stairs today and in an effort to make sure my son (who was in my arms) wasn't hurt I've done a fairly good job of bruising myself up - since I didn't break my fall and slid/bounced down a few steps lol.
I have a reasonable sized bruise on my calf and a really large bruise on my buttock/lower back. I also jarred my back. I'm due for my next run on Friday, and was thinking if I'm feeling ok and it doesn't hurt too terribly that I'd still give it a go. As long as I'm not in pain would it be ok to run?
I'm sure the circulation will do you good, as long as you perceive the pain as superficial, and you are not running IN pain. You will know soon enough if the muscles and joints themselves are damaged to the extent that you should not run. There is the chance that you may run differently because of pain, and cause other injuries that do not already exist.
If you do not suspect there is a chance of internal bleeding or other damage, bear in mind that pain and injury do not always go hand in hand. If in doubt, get it checked out. The run should help you assess this. Look for changes in thirst, appetite, color of urine and solid waste. Meanwhile, make sure your diet is rich in fresh fruits and veggies for faster recovery.
Woops.. I almost forgot... congratulations on saving your baby!
I'm feeling a little sore today and the bruising is more noticeable but I already feel looser than yesterday, and can walk normally again. I'd planned to kind of trial a run on my treadmill so I can stop if it's at all uncomfortable - I'll be sure to pay attention to my form as well to make sure that's not off. Will definitely take it slow and monitor how everything feels though. And I will be sure to no longer walk around the house in my socks! hahaha