Quadriceps muscle pain

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

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, which makes the muscles more sore than usual. It makes the muscles ache and feel tight for up to a few days after the intense exercise.

Thigh strain

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. Treatment includes rest and ice in the acute stage followed by stretching and strenghening rehabilitation exercises.

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. It usually occurs a while after a severe impact to the knee that causes internal damage, which is subsequently left untreated.