Quadriceps Tendon Inflammation

 

QUADRICEPS TENDON INFLAMMATION

INTRODUCTION:-

The quadriceps muscles consist of the vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius and the rectus femoris. Any of these muscles can strain (or tear) but probably the most common is the rectus femoris. A strain is a tear in the muscle. If you have had a direct impact to the muscle then you should treat it as a contusionMuscle strains are graded 1, 2 or 3 depending on the severity of the damage done. It is important you understand what damage has been done so you can treat the injury correctly.

SYMPTOMS:-

Grade 1: Thigh strain

·Tightness in the thigh.

·Unable to walk properly.

·Probably not much swelling.

· Trying to straighten the knee against resistance probably won’t produce much pain (unlike a grade 2 or 3).

Grade 2: Thigh strain

·Probably cannot walk properly.

·Occasional sudden twinges of pain during activity.

·The athlete may notice swelling.

·Pressing on the muscle causes pain.

· Straightening the knee against resistance causes pain

·Unable to fully bend the knee.

Grade 3: Thigh strain

·Unable to walk properly without the aid of crutches.

·In severe pain.

·Bad swelling appearing immediately.

· A static contraction will be painful and might produce a bulge in the muscle.

· Expect to be out of competition for 3 to twelve weeks.

What can the athlete do about it?

Ice, compress, elevate, use crutches for 3 to 5 days.

Wear a heat retainer or support.

Physioline Treatment

Sports massage techniques to speed up recovery (veryimportant).

Electrical stimulation.

Prescribe a rehabilitation programme and monitor it.

strengthening

Stretching

Sports specific training

VISIT PHYSIOLINE FOR FURTHER TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION