Quadriceps pain. Inflammation of the tendon can be due to repetitive stress to the quadriceps. Minor tears can happen in the tendon when it is stretched while exposed to loading. Quadriceps pain above the kneecap, especially when extending (straightening) the knee, often accompanies this injury.
Cause of injury
Repetitive acceleration and deceleration are like in football. Repetitive stress to the tendon from jumping or running. Quadriceps injury that is not treated.
Quadriceps pain signs and symptoms
Pain above the patella. Running, jumping, kneeling or walking downstairs can cause more pain.
Quadriceps pain complications
If left untreated, quadriceps muscles could become shortened and stiff and the tendon will get weak. This can cause a rupture of the tendon. An alteration in landing or gait form in case of hurdles may result in other injuries.
Quadriceps pain immediate treatment
Ice and rest. Anti-inflammatory diet and medication. Training modification.
Quadriceps pain rehabilitation and prevention
Rehabilitation usually includes stretching and strengthening exercises for the quadriceps. Swimming can help to decrease the stress on the tendon. Return to a normal activity schedule needs to be postponed until the pain subsides and strength is restored. Maintaining the quadriceps strong and flexible will help prevent this condition.
Complete recovery can be expected in many cases of tendinitis with no long-term disability. Surgery is usually necessary in extremely rare cases.
Sports Massage for Quadriceps Pain in Watford
A quadriceps massage is focused on the quadriceps muscles located at the front of the leg. Quadriceps massage involves a range of different techniques that help, relieve pain, reduce muscle tightness and increase blood circulation. Quadriceps massage can relieve tension and stress within the muscles and can help a person being treated return to sports or exercise. Our sports massage therapist at Lucas Massage Therapy uses quadriceps massage to help reduce pain, tension and tightness of the muscles.
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