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How to heal quad pain?

How to heal quad pain?

Maybe rest: If the pain is from injury to muscle or bone, then rest until pan free and gentle therapy to regain function. If the pain is from working out, then staying hydrated and considering if this is "healthy" and expected pain or from doing to much. If from another cause then it depends! if the pain is disrupting function and no problems with them, otc pain meds can help too. ...Read more

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How should I treat my pulled quad?

How should I treat my pulled quad?

RICE: Start with rest/ice/nsaid (motrin/naprosyn)/elevation. Then as the pain settles down you can work on easy rehab: start with easy low impact exercise and light strengthening. ...Read more

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How can I get my quad to stop swelling?

How can I get my quad to stop swelling?

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 ! ...Read more

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How long does a torn quad take to heal?

How long does a torn quad take to heal?

Be patient: Typical muscular quad strains require 8-12 weeks to recover from. Limited activities should be followed during this time period. Regular walking is ok, light biking is ok, to maintain some muscle tone. Start light stretching of quad after 4-6 weeks from injury. No explosive moves, like kicking, jumping or sprinting x 8-12 weeks even if you feel pain free early. ...Read more

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What can be causing upper left quad swelling?

What can be causing upper left quad swelling?

Many reasons: A quadriceps strain or pull could do that. Quadriceps tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendon that connects the quadriceps muscles to the knee. Injection site inflammation. ...Read more

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How do I recover from an mid to upper quad injury?

How do I recover from an mid to upper quad injury?

RICE: When you strain muscles the best first thing to do is the "rice" principle. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. The next step is to get involved in a recovery program that includes stretching and strengthening that begins slow and progresses as your muscle heals. If things don't get better after 4-6 weeks then i would suggest getting evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Anyone know if i need time off work after a quad delivery?

Anyone know if i need time off work after a quad delivery?

You decide: Answer to your question depends on who you ask - doctor, attorney, employer, government official. So far at least 4 possible different answers. Eventually it is up to you to decide how long you can afford or want to be on maternity leave. Below is the link to good study to help you in decisionmaking from medical standpoint. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9140338. ...Read more

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Would I need crutches if I have a bad hamstring and quad injury?

Would I need crutches if I have a bad hamstring and quad injury?

Possibly.: People associate crutches with fractures, but if you seriously tore your quadriceps or hamstring tendons, then you will be unable to ambulate normally without causing additional injury. If the injury is bad enough, you may require surgery to connect the torn tissues. Your orthopedic or sports medicine doc will give you specific recommendations based on the severity of your injury. ...Read more

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How long should it take after hitting my quad hard for the swelling to go down?

How long should it take after hitting my quad hard for the swelling to go down?

It depends: This can take several weeks and vary widely based on the severity of the injury. If a hematoma develops, it can even take months. Sometimes drainage is necessary to relieve a walled-off collection of fluid in the thigh muscle. See your doctor to evaluate further. ...Read more

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I am seventeen years old female. What can cause very sharp pains in both of my quads?

Leg pain: Check out your feet to make sure you don't have flat feet. Are your pains aggravated when you wear heels? Flat feet give you referred pain in your gastroscope. Get evaluated by a podiatrist or orthopod. You may need orthotics. ...Read more