Quadriceps injuries

The most common injury of the quadriceps is a contusion or bruise, caused by a direct blow to the anterior thigh, which can cause some blood vessels within the muscle to be damaged and bleed. This causes pain due to inflammation of the surrounding muscle.

A pull, strain, or tear of the quadriceps muscles or the quadriceps tendon is a common sports injury. You use your quadriceps in running, jumping, and kicking. The quadriceps muscles are the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius. They work to flex the hip and extend the knee.

Quadriceps tendinitis causes pain in the front of your knee, just above the kneecap. Usually, the pain is dull and gradually increases over time. The pain may get worse after sitting down for too…

An injury to the quadriceps femoris muscle or its tendons. The quadricep femoris is a large muscle at the front of the thigh. The muscle, tendon and their attached bones comprise contractile units that stabilizes the hip and knee and allow their motion. A strain occurs at the weakest part of the unit.

A large tear of the quadriceps tendon is a disabling injury. It usually requires surgery and physical therapy to regain full knee function. Quadriceps tendon tears are not common. They most often occur among middle-aged people who play running or jumping sports.

A pulled quadriceps is less common than other injuries, but often occurs in middle-aged individuals who play sports that involve running and jumping. Quadriceps strains can range from a minor ache…

A quadriceps muscle strain is an acute tearing injury of the quadriceps.This injury is usually due to an acute stretch of the muscle, often at the same time of a forceful contraction or repetitive functional overloading.