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What can I do for a sore quadricep?

What can I do for a sore quadricep?

Exercise related?: if related to exercise- heat, ice , rest, PT. if not related get checked out ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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What could cause a groin pain and a pulse near the inner quadricep that is worsened by bending over?

What could cause a groin pain and a pulse near the inner quadricep that is worsened by bending over?

Pulse = blood flow: A noticeable pulsing sensation in the area of the groin causing pain that worsens with flexion (increased compression to region) could be a sign of underlying vascular problem. Urgent evaluation by your primary care physician is warranted ...Read more

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Gluteus maximus and quadriceps hurt suddenly for no reason. Pais is lessened when standing, but getting almost unbearable on sitting or lying down.?

Gluteus maximus and quadriceps hurt suddenly for no reason. Pais is lessened when standing, but getting almost unbearable on sitting or lying down.?

This is not likely : Be a hip or sacroiliac issue as the opposite would be occuring. This sounds most likely to be a high lumbar disc herniation at l3-4 or l2-3 or possibly a far lateral disc herniation at l4-5. Sitting is 4x your body weight across the lumbar discs & standing is only 2x. When lying down, the neural foramen may be more narrowed & the disc may extend into this location. You need to see a physician. ...Read more

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I keep getting sporadic stabbing pains in the same spot in my right quadricep. It can happen anytime, lasts for a few seconds and makes me scream out.?

Spasm?: Etiologies include underlying abnormality of the bone or muscle, a spasm, partial tear or referred pain from another site such as your back. If pain does not respond to gentle stretching, rest, ice and nsaids then proper evaluation is waranted. Get some basic xrays and see your doctor. ...Read more

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How could i stop quadricep failure?

How could i stop quadricep failure?

Do not overload it.: it can be strengthened by a PRE exercise program. most quad. failure comes from episodes beyond your control as in falls from height, auto accidents or jumping from heights. the actual load limit of ones quads can only be decided by failure, then you know what the area of the overload is. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a quadriceps tear or not?

How do I know if I have a quadriceps tear or not?

The thigh can be ten: The thigh, where the quadriceps muscle is, can be tender and swollen. Your physician will evaluate you and see if this is the most plausible diagnosis. It may be something else and therefore the physician will help clarify your symptoms ...Read more

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Bursitis in hip causing quadriceps pain?

Bursitis in hip causing quadriceps pain?

Usually not: True bursitis if the hip effects the main hip tendons and flexors. Foir example great trochanter bursitis and iliopsoas bursitis. Only one head of the quadicreps goes across the hip. ...Read more

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Is there a tendon attached to the shin and quadriceps?

Is there a tendon attached to the shin and quadriceps?

Basically...: All four parts of the quadriceps muscle ultimately insert into the tibial tuberosity of the tibia. This is via the patella, where the quadriceps tendon becomes the patellar ligament, which then attaches to the tibia. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my quadriceps tendon has fully healed? The injury did not require surgery.

How do I tell if my quadriceps tendon has fully healed? The injury did not require surgery.

Quad tear: Progressive rehabilitation should provided this answer by being able to return to functional activity. ...Read more