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Quadriceps Strain: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Quadriceps Strain: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 16/05/2015 0
Quadriceps strain involves the tearing of the quadriceps muscles (also known as quads) located at the front of your thighs. The injury commonly occurs during running or kicking sports and can cause pain in the outer thigh area.The quads are the large muscle group at the front of the thigh, which comprise of the rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis and vastus intermedius. These muscles originate from the pelvis and femur and insert into the shin bone (tibia) in the lower leg.Your quads play a role in straightening and controlling the knee. They are especially active during kicking, jumping, sprinting, hopping and other similar act...
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Infographic: How To Boost Recovery From A Sports Injury With R.I.C.E. Treatment

Infographic: How To Boost Recovery From A Sports Injury With R.I.C.E. Treatment

Admin 18/11/2013 0
Our first infographic designed has been very popular. The infographic shows the basics of how to recover from a sports injury using R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), we call it Injury Management 101.  What Is R.I.C.E. TreatmentThe first thing to do after a muscle strain or ligament sprain is follow the R.I.C.E. method immediately after. This will help you recover quicker than not doing anything after. RESTStop using injured part as it may worsen the injury. Use crutches or aids if necessary. ICEThe cold from ice contracts injured capillaries and blood vessels which helps stop internal bleeding. Apply ice for every hour for no long...
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