3rd December 2019


How do you know if you have a torn quad?

  1. Pain when flexing, stretching, or using the thigh muscles to move.
  2. Muscle spasms.
  3. Swelling.
  4. Bruising on the front of thigh if blood vessels are broken.
  5. Loss of leg strength.
  6. Crackling sensation when you push your fingers on the injured area.

Keeping this in view, how long does it take to recover from a torn quadricep tendon?

Then range of motion exercises are started at between 3-6 weeks from the injury. After six weeks, quadriceps strengthening is begun. Typically, after 10-12 weeks the injury has healed. The patient may resume normal activities after they have full range of motion and quadriceps strength.

How do you treat a torn quad?

Apply ice for 20 minutes every 2-3 hours. Discontinue 120° of flexion at 24 hours and begin electrical stimulation and/or passive stretching, followed by icing. Begin active pain-free quadriceps stretching and strengthening several times a day. Avoid applying heat to the area because it may increase swelling.

Can you walk with a torn quadricep tendon?

When a quadriceps tendon tears, there is often a tearing or popping sensation. Pain and swelling typically follow, and you may not be able to straighten your knee. Your kneecap may sag or droop because the tendon is torn.