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Shockwave Therapy for Rectus Femoris

A rectus femoris strain is a severe tearing injury of the quadriceps. This injury is typically a result of an acute stretch of the muscle, commonly at the same time of a strong contraction or repeated practical overloading. The quadriceps, which contains components, can be overloaded by duplicated eccentric muscle contractions of the knee extensor.

Severe pressure injuries of the quadriceps frequently happen in athletic competitions such as football, rugby, and football. These sports on a regular basis call for unexpected forceful eccentric contraction of the quadriceps during knee flexion and hip extension. Higher pressures throughout the muscle, ligament units with extra tightening, can cause stress injury. Too much passive extending, or activation of a maximally stretched muscular tissue, can also cause strains. Of the quadriceps muscle mass, the rectus femoris is most regularly stressed. A number of aspects predispose this muscular tissue as well as others to more constant strain injury. These include muscles crossing 2 joints, those with a high percent of Kind II fibers, and muscular tissues with complex musculo-tendinous design. Muscle mass exhaustion has actually also been shown to contribute in intense muscle mass injury.


The Quadriceps femoris is a hip flexor and a knee extensor. It lies in the anterior area of the thigh. This muscular tissue is composed of 4 sub parts:

Rectus femoris

Vastus lateralis

Vastus medialis

Vastus intermedius


The Rectus femoris is the only part of the muscular tissue participating in both flexion of the hip and expansion of the knee. The other 3 parts are only involved in the expansion of the knee. The rectus femoris is the most shallow part of the quadriceps, it goes across both the hip and knee joints, also making it much more at risk to stretch-induced stress injuries.

Acute injuries are normally the outcome of a single occasion and trigger a macro-trauma to the muscle mass. There is a noticeable web link between the reason and noticeable signs. They mainly take place in sports such as rugby, football and basketball because of their dynamic and high collision nature. Overuse, chronic or exercise-induced injuries are subtler and generally occur over a longer period of time. They arise from recurring micro-trauma to the muscle mass. Detecting is more difficult since there is a much less apparent link in between the source of the injury and the signs.

Strains are rated 1 to 3 depending upon just how negative the injury is, with a quality 1 being light and a grade 3 including a complete or near total tear of the muscle mass.


Grade 1 signs:

An ache might be felt in the upper leg and a basic sensation of rigidity.

Grade 2 signs and symptoms:

Discomfort will certainly make walking hard as well and swelling or light bruising might be noticed.

Grade 3 signs and symptoms:

Symptoms consist of a severe, abrupt pain in the front of the upper leg along with swelling or a lump.

A specialist can discover the majority of acute injuries in the quadriceps muscles by just allowing the person to inform exactly how the injury took place and doing a quick examination. Medical imaging gives a guaranteed response. After acquiring a thorough history, a careful examination should follow including observation, palpation, strength testing, and assessment of motion.


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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