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What is the best way to stretch my rectus femoris?

What is the best way to stretch my rectus femoris?

2 joint muscle: The rectus femoris starts at the top of the hip bone and ends below the knee. You use it to lift your leg (for example when taking a step up) and to straighten your knee. Since it crosses two joints, the hip needs to be extended and the knee bent to stretch it. The best method depends on your current fitness level and activities. It is best to have an athletic trainer/ physical therapist show you. ...Read more

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Dent in my rectus femoris from quad injury a month ago. Fully healed the dent is back but there's no pain and I can still run. What could that mean?

Dent in my rectus femoris from quad injury a month ago. Fully healed the dent is back but there's no pain and I can still run. What could that mean?

If U tear Ur quad-: -initially U feel a dent where the tear is. It then fills with blood & clot so it is sore but the dentIis gone. After it undergoes healing the dent will reappear. That's because it heals with scar & not muscle tissue. In the dent U may feel a firm mass that is the scar. It always remains. ...Read more

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Physical therapy exercises for rectus femoris -?

Physical therapy exercises for rectus femoris -?

Anterior hip pain: The rectus femoris is a muscle that overloes the front of the hip joint. It functions to help straigten the knee and flex the hip( lift the leg while sitting or lyong) if it is strained time, rest and anti-inflamitories help. Other causes of pain in the anterior hip are arthritis, a labral tear, a hernia, or other hip joint problems. If the problem lasts more than 6 weeks you should get an xray. ...Read more

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What should I do to help a partial rectus femoris muscle tear heal? Should I see a doctor about this?

What should I do to help a partial rectus femoris muscle tear heal? Should I see a doctor about this?

Rectus femoris: This really depends on what issues are arising. This muscle is involved with flexing the thigh at the hip and extending the leg at the knee. If those functions are still maintained then surgery is not needed. If its a partial tear confirmed on testing then you may want to consider Stem Cell/PRP injection into the tear. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing pain and pulsation just between latissimus dorsi and rectus abdominus. Please advise?

I'm experiencing pain and pulsation just between latissimus dorsi and rectus abdominus. Please advise?

Pain and Pulsation: You must get your self examined immediately, especially if you have worked out too hard and there may be a tear in the muscle causing pain and making it easy to feel inside pulsations. ...Read more

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I have a bulge to the right of my rectus abdominis, which recently appeared. Its not visible but can be felt as i'm lean. Its very mild pain/annoyance?

Bulge: I would get this evaluated. The first thing that comes to mind is that you might have a hernia which is a weakening along that abdominal wall. Sometimes these can get extremely painful and can be a surgical emergency. ( in which case go to the er). To avoid that, i would see your doctor and they might have you see a doctor in the office. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I'm having pain and recently dx. With diastasis rectus. They say no surgery...How can I help with pain?

I'm having pain and recently dx. With diastasis rectus. They say no surgery...How can I help with pain?

Limit Activity: Diastasis rectii is a condition where the "6-pack" muscles of the abdominal wall no longer are attached to one another in the midline, leading to them bowing out when contracting them (it looks like a tent when you raise your head up when laying down). This is common after childbirth or with significant weight gain. This rarely causes pain, though; you may want to seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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I'm having pain and recently dx. With diastasis rectus. They say no surgery...How can I help with pain?

I'm having pain and recently dx. With diastasis rectus. They say no surgery...How can I help with pain?

Not the diastasis: Diastasis recti almost never causes pain, which is a very nonspecific symptom. In other words, pain has many causes, and diastasis recti is not on the list. Surgery for this problem can help he bulge if that is important, but is unlikely to relieve pain. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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