Muscle Pain in Your Quads

muscle pain in your quads

Symptom – Are you experiencing muscle pain in your quads? 

Your quads, or quadriceps, make up the front of your thigh. They help flex the hip and extend the knee. To do so, they have to be fairly strong muscles. They’re used in running, walking, squatting, lunging, and more. Muscle pain in the quads may vary from a mild ache or discomfort to a more severe and throbbing sensation. But frequently, muscle pain in the quads is caused by a muscle strain. Let us explain. 

What is causing the muscle pain in your quads? 

A quadriceps strain often occurs in people in their middle-age. They may happen from running or jumping activities. And they can become quite painful. If the strain is severe, it may also involve swelling, weakness, and trouble moving the leg.  

For more mild forms – such as a grade I strain – the muscle pain in your quads may feel mild, you don’t have trouble moving the leg, but you may experience slight weakness. For a grade II strain, the pain becomes more moderate or severe. There is likely noticeable weakness and obvious trouble moving the leg. In grade III strains, the pain is severe. You have trouble bearing weight on your leg, difficulty moving it, and obvious weakness or loss of strength.  

However, strains aren’t the end all, be all to your muscle pain in the quads. A blood clot may create issues – although rare. A direct blow to the leg may cause damage and contusions – leading to what feels like muscle pain.  

So how can you relieve the muscle pain in your quads? 

If you suspect you’ve pulled the quadricep muscles, rest and ice the area. Apply ice for 10-15 minutes at a time with a cloth in between the ice and your skin. Adequate rest is also required to help the area heal. However, if the pain is severe, seeking out medical attention is wise. 

At Athlete’s Choice Massage, our team can help you recover and bounce back from a quadriceps strain or injury. Massage helps guide recovery via increased blood flow and circulation. Schedule your next appointment today. Click the ‘BOOK NOW’ button below.  

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