Quadriceps muscle pain

Quad muscle pain can occur in any of the muscles that make up the quadriceps and can be acute or chronic. The quadricep femoris group of vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, vastus medialis and rectus femoris can be painful through a strain or tear.  Thigh muscle pain can also be sharp, dull or burning from the neural system.

Muscle pain of the quadriceps can also be a constant ache if tight or increased to a sharp pain when stretched if there is a shortening issue with the group or one particular muscle. Other injuries listed below:
  • Thigh Strain

    Thigh Strain

    A thigh strain or quadriceps strain is a tear in one of the quadriceps muscles at the front of the thigh. It can range from a mild discomfort to a full blown tear of most of the muscle resulting in severe pain and inability to walk.

  • Dead Leg (Quadriceps Contusion)

    Quadriceps Contusion

    A dead leg or charley horse is a bruise or contusion caused by a sharp impact with a muscle which is usually crushed against the thigh bone resulting in swelling and sometimes bruising of the thigh muscles.

  • Myositis Ossificans

    Myositis Ossificans

    Myositis ossificans can occur as a complication of not treating a contusion correctly and involves a small growth of bone within the muscle.

  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

    DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness is a particular type of muscle soreness that sets in hours after exercise. The exercise is usually very hard or far more than the athlete would normally be accustomed to.

  • Front Thigh Pain

    Anterior thigh pain or injuries at the front of the thigh. An acute thigh injury comes on suddenly and includes muscle strains (tears) or contutions which are caused my direct impact or collision. Chronic or gradual onset pain at the front of the thigh occurs over time. The athlete may not be able to identify a specific moment the injury was caused.