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My quads, right above my kneecaps become very tight at times. Hurts to stretch and bend my knee. Red and irritated. I do a lot of stretching normally

My quads, right above my kneecaps become very tight at times. Hurts to stretch and bend my knee. Red and irritated. I do a lot of stretching normally

Many possibilities: Prepatellar bursitis is one posibility. The other would be inflammation and swelling in the knee joint itself. This should be evaluated by your doctor to rule out infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a deep pain in my left quad while running & working out. Long distances and deep bends/stretches increase the pain. There is weakness too. Can't figure out what it is. Any ideas?

I am experiencing a deep pain in my left quad while running & working out. Long distances and deep bends/stretches increase the pain. There is weakness too. Can't figure out what it is. Any ideas?

Connective/muscular: Two possibilities; muscle tear, strained tendon. Pain near a joint more likely connective. Anti-inflammatories or otc pain relievers may be useful, reduced activity likely more effective. Also, onset (fast/slow) may also suggest muscle or connective respectively. If pain in calf when toes extended upwards, a more serious condition may be present. Good color and warmth in toes also good sign. ...Read more

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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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My quads hurt realy bad, how can I heal?

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 long does a pulled quad take to heal?

How long does a pulled quad take to heal?

Depends: It depends on how badly it is pulled, how much physical therapy you do, how well you take care of it. Pulled quads are hard because we use that set of muscles so much. Please see a doctor, go to pt and don't rush it. Don't be afraid to tell the doctor if it's not healing as expected. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in my quads during dance?

Pains in quads dance: Check with your team but need to know if you have just started dancing? So you may be using muscles you have not used a while. Does the pain stop when you stop. And then start again when you dance again? Can you dance thru the pain? Write down your answers and take to your team. Ask them to check the pulses in your feet. if you smoke stop now. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to get your quad stronger ?

What are some exercises to get your quad stronger ?

Lots of choices: But the main exercises that trainers will start with are sprints (focusing on bringing knees high), squats (you don't need to use weights if you are just starting), if you have access to a stair master machine - that is also a great quad exercise. Lunges are also great for the quads, as are leg extension machines if you belong to a gym (since the primary role of the quad is to extend your leg). ...Read more