I fell over on my bicycle trying to avoid running over a rattlesnake, and ended up badly skinning my knee. It immediately began to bleed, but soon clotted.
It has been 2 days now and it has formed a thin scab and is healing well as far as I can tell. I was chilly from the air conditioning, and I noticed the wounded knee was much warmer than the healthy knee. It was very warm, while the other was rather cold to the touch.
I read here about skin healing, and thought, maybe it is because the blood rushed there to clot the wound. But, the wound is already clotted and sealed and the worst is over. So my question is:
- Why is my wound and the area around it so much warmer days after the injury?