Torn quadriceps muscle

The main function of the quadriceps is straightening and bending of your knee which, in turn, enables movement like walking, running etc. A tear in on of these 4 muscles can result in a torn quad muscle which is common not only in athletes but also in the elderly. “Quad” is commonly used abbreviated term for the quadriceps.

A torn quad muscle generally causes a sharp, acute pain in the thigh that will most likely stop an athlete in their tracks. 1  A less severe injury, such as a quadriceps pull or strain, may cause tightness and discomfort, but stopping the activity and getting first aid is still the most important part of healing the injury.

Tendon rupture occurs when there is a violent contraction of the quadriceps muscle when the knee is flexed (bent), causing the quadriceps or patellar tendon to completely tear or rupture. Quadriceps tendon rupture occurs more commonly in patients who are older than 40 years of age.

The quadriceps tendon ruptures typically occur during an eccentric contraction where the quadriceps muscle is contracting, but the knee is being straightened. When this occurs, the sudden, opposing forces can exceed the strength of the quadriceps tendon. An eccentric contraction can occur with injuries such as a slip on wet ground or a sports injury. Symptoms and Diagnosis . If the tendon is …

The quadriceps, or “quads, are a group of four muscles in the thigh. A pulled quad can cause mild to severe pain. Initial treatment involves reducing swelling, and a person may need continuing…

A pulled quadriceps (or quad) muscle is a tear in fibres of the large muscle group on the front of the thigh. It is also known as a quad muscle tear, a quad muscle strain and a quad muscle rupture. Above: Soft tissue massage of the quadricep muscles by a specialist MSK therapist How does a pulled quad muscle happen?

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…