When my chest-banging tic first started a while ago my chest bruised really badly and it was incredibly painful after the first few weeks. But then the bruising faded even though the tic hadn’t changed. It was as if my body just couldn’t be bothered to maintain the bruise anymore. Now suddenly, after several months off, it’s started up again.
This is annoying. My GP’s given me some padded dressings to try and limit the damage. They help a bit but it’s still pretty sore.