I pulled the inside of my left quad running bases in softball back in early May. Im still in pain and wondering if I should go to the doctor. I have an important volleyball competition coming up in a few weeks that I would like to be 100% for. I have not been doing any weight lifting for lower body but have tried the stationary bike, stretching, heating, and even massage. What hurts it most is sprinting and quick stop and go movements. I have tried taking a week off from activity but it has not helped and I am an extrememly active person and would like to continue with my normal lifestyle. I did make an appointment with an orthopedic but I dont want to go just to have them tell me I need to take time off and try what I've already tried. PLEASE HELP!
Unfortunately, it sounds like you have retorn your quadriceps muscle. Muscle tears heal with fibrous scar tissue which is not as elastic as true muscle tissue, and therefore is more subject to retear when subjected to stretch such as a miskick.
For these injuries, a formal physical therapy program which includes stretching, strengthening, modalities, and progression to sports specific functional training, can hasten return to activity, and decrease the chance of reinjury.
Recent work has indicated that injections with platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be very helpful in as part of an overall program for soft tissue healing. PRP is obtained by drawing a small amount of the patients blood, centrifuging it a high speed for up to 15 minutes and harvesting a smaller highly concentrated sample of platelets. The platelets are reinjected into the patients injured area. The PRP serves as a soft tissue scaffold for soft tissue healing. In addition, the PRP delivers concentrated growth factors that can stimulate soft tissue healing.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.