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Distal Quadricep

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Shockwave Therapy for Distal Quadricep

The major function of the hamstring muscles is flexion at the knee joint and expansion at the hip joint. Hamstring muscles make up the three major muscles of the posterior facet of the thigh. These groups of muscular tissues are clinically significant as they are very at risk to injury, specifically in the professional athletes. All the hamstring muscles traverse two joints, hip and knee, from beginning to insertion. The distal quadricep also aids in the external turning of the hip with semimembranosus and semitendinosus assistance in the interior rotation of the hip joint. An effect on these muscles affects range of motion, making daily activities harder thus impacting quality of life negatively.

A hamstring injury can stem from a number of action related activities. Hamstring injuries primarily take place while athletes are running or sprinting. A wrong movement and the athlete is on the ground or hobbling, holding the back of their upper leg. These groups of muscles are especially susceptible to injury due to their structural setup. Of the three, (semimembranosis, semitendinosis and biceps femoris) the biceps femoris is most prone to injury. Likewise, their device of action over two joints (knee and hip) makes them vulnerable. Their key role in deceleration while walking, running, and making acute changes in direction at high speed, makes them a lot more likely to be injured.


Grading of Injury

Quality 1: Mild pain or swelling, non-appreciable tissue disturbance, no or very little loss of function.

Grade 2: Recognizable partial interruption of cells with moderate pain and swelling, causing loss of function.

Grade 3: Total disturbance or tear of the musculotendinous device with extreme pain, swelling and absence of function.


There have been some research studies done to highlight the etiologies and danger aspects associated with a hamstring injury. All the researches often tend to recommend hamstring injury has a multifactorial etiology. Communication among different threat variables is of vital value when considering the etiology of this type of muscle injury. A previous hamstring injury, older age, and peak quadriceps torque are highly related to the danger of a hamstring injury. Ethnic background, particularly African and Indigenous, and a greater degree of competition, have additionally been found to be associated with a greater occurrence of a hamstring injury. Various other danger aspects pose possible risk variables. A previous hamstring injury usually predisposes a patient for additional hamstring injuries.


Studies revealed hamstring injury peaks at 16 to 25 years of age. It is mostly related to sports where hamstrings birth the most worry, with a fast transition of its functional biomechanics like running, soccer, football, track and field sports. The most common injury in professional football is hamstring related. One NFL research study done over 10 years showed more than 50% injury throughout the preseason mostly in positions like defensive second and wide receivers that require speed. In contact sports, the non-contact system of injury was a lot more common.


Evaluation with imaging is an important part of the evaluation in hamstring injuries to identify the nature, extent, and seriousness of the injury. Ordinary imaging works to rule out a bony fracture, especially the apophyseal fracture. Ultrasound and MRI are the diagnostic methods of selection. Area of injury, as evidenced by edema and hemorrhage, is portrayed by echotexture in ultrasound as well as high signal strength in T2 weighted photos in MRI. Ultrasound permits dynamic analysis of the damaged hamstring muscle, yet its level of sensitivity is enhanced if the ultrasound is done early after injury. MRI is still the examination of selection to evaluate deeper muscular tissue injuries, examine a frequent injury, and distinguish new injury from residual scarring. MR imaging also gives an estimate of the rehabilitation period. Though it can forecast estimated time away from sports, it cannot identify the risk for re-injury, which requires further study.


How shockwave therapy treatment can help:

New blood vessels develop, improving blood supply and oxygenation of the treated area. Reversal of persistent inflammation happens as pole cell activity rises. Pole cells play an important function in injury recovery and protection versus virus. Accelerates the generation of collagen, which assists tendon fibers to be denser and stiffer, producing a stronger structure. Calcium build-up breaks down– granular portions of the buildup are eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system in areas where micro-tears and various other trauma to ligaments exist. Material P levels are decreased and discomfort is reduced when a natural chemical passes on pain messages to the central nerve system and inhibits the development of inflammatory edema.


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