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Quadricep pull, Help me with your advice?
I felt a popping sensation as it happened. It hurts when i push down on the exact spot of skin, there is little bruising. I can bend my knee but cannot extend it outwards on its own without pain in that area. I want to know is this a Mild, Moderate or Severe pull/tear, because this has never happened to me before. Any USEFUL advice on recovery will be helpful.
- realove336Lv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Grades of Sprains/Strains:
Grade 1 (mild): the soft tissue is overstretched with minimal to no tearing.
Signs and Symptoms: minimal pain, swelling, bruising, little or no loss of function
Grade 2 (moderate): the soft tissue is torn up to 50%.
Signs and Symptoms: moderate pain, swelling, bruising, some loss of function
Treatment: RICE, immobilization
Grade 3 (severe): the soft tissue is greater than 50% torn or completely ruptured.
Signs and Symptoms: severe pain, swelling, bruising, complete loss of function
Treatment: RICE, immobilization, possible surgery to repair torn tissue
From the information you provided, you may have a Grade 2, or moderate, muscle strain - due to the loss of function.
Rest - your leg to allow healing and prevent further damage
Ice - the location of the strain x 15 minutes
Compression - wrap an ACE bandage from your knee up the thigh to control swelling
Elevate - your leg above you heart level
You may need to see a physician to rule out other damage to the leg (including fracture). Loss of function is a serious problem.
Good luck.Source(s): I am a physical therapist.
- StarLv 51 decade ago
This is a tear and it needs to be treated by a professional. Go see your GP and they will start treatment, they will also most likely refer you to an orthopod for therapy.
Good luck, HTH
- Anonymous1 decade ago