Are you a soccer player having pain in the front of your thigh with running and kicking? You may have a quad strain. The quadriceps (i.e quads) are a group of 4 muscles that run along the front of your thigh and attach below your knee. All these muscles work to straighten your knee and one of the 4 (the rectus femoris) works to pull your knee towards your hip. A strain to these muscles most often occurs when contracting them in a lengthened position as seen when kicking or sprinting. Symptoms of a quad strain include pain in the front of the thigh and pain with running, kicking, squatting or lunging. Muscle strains can be assigned different grades: Grade 1: small tear Grade 2: large tear Grade 3: full tear/rupture While a grade 1 strain may not be painful enough to stop you from playing, care should be taken to avoid the strain from developing into a more severe strain. Your physiotherapist can help you diagnose a potential quad strain, treat and give you exercises to help you return to sports more quickly and prevent re-injury. Call or book online today! www.body-works.ca #quad #quadstrain #quadriceps #pulled #pulledmuscle #strain #tear #physio #sportsphysiotherapy #physiotherapy #sports #soccer #soccerinjury #Injury #recoveryadvice #feelbetter #getbackatit #returntoplay Dana Ranahan Registered Physiotherapist & Owner B.Sc.PT, FCAMT, Diploma Sports Physiotherapy, Certified IMS Body Works Sports Physiotherapy Suite 420-233 West 1st street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1B3 604-983-6616 www.body-works.ca CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email, together with any attachments, is for the exclusive & confidential use of the addressee(s). Any other distribution, use or reproduction without the sender's prior consent is unauthorized & strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender by email immediately & delete the message from your computer without making any copies.