Quad Strain refers to an injury or overstretching of the quadriceps muscles, a group of four muscles located at the front of the thigh. This type of injury often occurs during activities that involve explosive movements, sudden stops, or changes in direction. Symptoms of a quad strain typically include pain, swelling, and difficulty with activities like walking, running, or climbing stairs.
Preventative measures, such as warming up before exercise and maintaining flexibility, can help reduce the risk of quad strains. At STRONG., we recommend seeking help through physiotherapy, chiropractic, or massage as a first step. Treatments are individualized to your needs and preferences but typical sessions may include exercise or rehabilitation focusing on the lower limb and torso, relative rest and activity modification, tissue release of tight muscles, joint mobilization/manipulation, or acupuncture. Strengthening of the hips, core, and leg can be helpful to prevent recurrence so working with a personal trainer is a good second step.
Treatments may include: