Quadricep Strain

The quadriceps muscle group (front of the thigh) is comprised of four muscles: rectus femoris, vastus medialis (VMO), vastus lateralia (VL) and castus intermedius. An experienced practitioner can determine what is contributing to your quadricep injury to ensure the best treatment

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Quadricep Strain

Often there may be associated back, hip or pelvic problems that underpin your Quadriceps injury.
Some Symptoms of quadricep strain are:

  • sudden sharp pain at the front of the thigh
  • immediate loss of power but can often continue running to some degree
  • pain with walking in the acute phase, this should ease within the week with treatment
  • increasing pain and 'tightness'' bending your knee

Quadricep Strain

Accelerating with force or kicking with a shortened kicking action is a common way to tear the quadriceps. Quadricep strain can come on suddenly often when over striing or when the muscle has to break suddenly. A Quadricep strain can seem to tighten or build up over a period of time due to fatigue or weakness.

Treatment and management options

Suggestions for managing quadricep strain , icing in the acute stage and after your rehabilitation / quadricep training program, quadricep exercise programs can commence within the first 72 hours of your injury. Depending on the severity of your injury light jogging can commence early. Cross training is recommended within the first week and our Exercise Physiology Department provides an onsite Injury Clinic Exercise Program.

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