By definition a hematoma is a collection blood outside the blood vessels. It is commonly called a bruise.
After last week's bike accident, I still have a hematoma on both quads. I feel it much more when I am running than cycling, but darn thing is still pretty sore.
I am working through some hot and cold treatments. My hope is that some of this stuff will help me recovery faster.
My advice to everyone is to avoid all accidents if at all possible. The after effects are really a "pain" both figuratively and literally.
Thoughts from the Cool Down Runner