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Facts About Quadriceps Tendinitis

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Quadriceps tendinitis is a knee injury which causes inflammation.


Athletes who are involved in sports like basketball, volleyball, and jogging, or in a sport that consists of a lot of stopping and starting are often affected by this condition. [1]


- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests and imaging are required
- Can happen to anyone
- Mostly adults are affected by it

Quadriceps tendinitis is a knee injury which causes inflammation in the quadriceps which are the muscles and tendons present in the leg. Quadriceps tendinitis is caused by the overuse or alignment problems in the knee structures. In some cases, it can also affect the knee, hip or the ankle. They are caused mostly due to the overuse of playing or getting involved in sport-related activities.


Ages affected -This condition often influences those between the age group of 20 - 30 years, those between the age group of 30 - 40 years are affected quite often, and those above 40 years of age are most affected.


Symptoms


The symptoms of this condition may include swelling around the quad tendon along with a sensitivity to touch. Warmth or burning [pain in the affected area can come around with inflammation.


People may experience the following:
Pain areas – quads, tendons, muscles
Inflammation – happens in the affected area
Swelling - Around the quads


Treatment



Self Care: For swelling or inability to do certain activities, taking proper rest and applying warm compresses over the injured area can help.
Medications: For pain in the quads, painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs can help.
Specialists: For other kinds, consult a physician. At mfine, you can come onboard and avail a range of services and offers.

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