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How rare is it that I got myositis ossificans in my quadriceps muscle?

How rare is it that I got  myositis ossificans in my quadriceps muscle?

Not rare: Myositis ossificans can occur with any muscle injury that produces an inflammatory response. It often occurs and resolves without us knowing it. The more severe ones are associated with bigger injuries, so we follow them more closely. Since it is not harmful, we encourage stretching and rest to give it a chance to resolve or play its course. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Hi.I've got a big bulge on my inner thigh due to a blow against my mtb bike while falling off. Seems its a herniated quadriceps muscle. What can I do?

Hi.I've got a big bulge on my inner thigh due to a blow against my mtb bike while falling off. Seems its a herniated quadriceps muscle. What can I do?

Check it out: it may me a hematoma from the trauma with some bleeding If you are really concerned about a possible muscle tear, you should see your ortho An mri would show it well if needed ...Read more

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How do I determine if I have a right quadricep muscle sprain?

How do I determine if I have a right quadricep muscle sprain?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Please explain why is relaxation of the quadriceps muscle critical to obtaining 90 degrees of flexion from lightly restricted 50 to 60 degrees of flexion?

Please explain why is relaxation of the quadriceps muscle critical to obtaining 90 degrees of flexion from lightly restricted 50 to 60 degrees of flexion?

It's because the--: -quad contracts as U try to Flex.U need 2 block it out of the equation. My trick was 2 have U sit on a couch cushion that U pull out so when U flex, U squeeze the cushion with Ur hams. Do this & U will see the quad doesn't contract. Another way is 2 sit on the couch and drag Ur heel toward U with hard downward force as if trying 2 make a trench. This also will stop the quad from contracting, ...Read more

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What are the odds of developing myositis ossificans (unwanted bone) in my quadriceps muscle?

What are the odds of developing myositis ossificans (unwanted bone) in my quadriceps muscle?

Usually low: The formation of bone in muscle is uncommon. It usually follows a deep contusion (bruise) of the muscle. It this case it would be a blow to the front of the thigh. It can also follow severe head injury. ...Read more

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What is the cause of genu recurvatum gait ? Is it weakness in the hamstrings muscle or quadriceps? If you have helpful source please help me

What is the cause of genu recurvatum gait ? Is it weakness in the hamstrings muscle or quadriceps? 
If you have helpful source please help me

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, primarily stemming from musculoskeletal to neurological abnormalities. In simple terms, genu recur stun refers to a hyperextension of the knee. The hamstrings and the intrinsic ligaments of the knee are the usual structures that limit this hyper extension. ...Read more

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What kind of Doctor should I see if I have muscle weakness in my quadriceps.

What kind of Doctor should I see if I have muscle weakness in my quadriceps.

Sports medicine: Typically we need more history. Was there prior trauma, radicalization or knee arthritis or surgery that caused the weakness ? There are other less common possibilities as well. A sports medicine doc or Orthopedist can help with diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can having tight quadriceps muscles increase risk of tendon injury at the knee?

Can having tight quadriceps muscles increase risk of tendon injury at the knee?

Yes: Any time you have decreased range of motion as a result of tight muscles there is an increased risk of tendon and ligament injury. ...Read more