Quadriceps are a group of four muscles of the upper leg. The muscles include vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius, and rectus femoris. Quadriceps helps maintain posture, standing, walking, and running. Pain and injury to the quadriceps can interrupt daily activities. It is treated by providing adequate rest, a cold pack, dynamic stretching, and strengthening exercises such as squats, lunges, deadlifts, and quad stretches.
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Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27 year old male. My weight is 85 kg and height is 179 cm. About 2 years ago, I participated in a half marathon. On that day, I started feeling pain in both knees above the patella. I think in quadriceps tendon. I followed RICE and the pain went off. But, after that, whenever I do s... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your symptoms and pain, I have a few points to mention. It is possible that the pain is due to quadriceps pull. However, a condition called chondromalacia patellae should also be ruled out. Do you have pain in climbing upwards or upstairs? I wou... Read Full »