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How can i get my quad to stop swelling?

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Dr. Scott Hacker
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Find the Cause: A muscle that swells does so for a reason, which will determine the best treatment. Common causes are injury, overuse, infection, inflammatory problems and more. You will need to see a orthopedist to make the diagnosis before the best treatment can be determined. Often icing, gentle stretching, nsaids and a wrap are helpful. Being seen by and orthopedist is key to success !
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
It depends.: Start with being examined by a sports medicine trained physician, who can determine the origin of the swelling. If it turns out to be musculo-skeletal in nature, then icing, an anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy should take care of it.

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