As n3wb surmised, if you’d torn it even partially, you’d more than likely have a spectacular hematoma, be very colorful all the way to the soles of your feet, be quite swollen, and be largely immobile with pain.
You couldn’t walk and it would hurt to sit. Your kneecap would be misaligned if the tear was large enough. You’d be miserable.
Keep ice on it if you still feel tight. Be gentle with it until you regain confidence. But I wouldn’t worry much about a tear.[/quote]
Thats exactly what my Accounting prof said it feels like… he wheeled in one day abotu 3 weeks ago saying… I tore my quad. I was really surprised because it msut have hurt like hell… he said he can’t walk… or sit… or well anything. oh and “Vicodin doesn’t do shit when you tear your quad!” as he says.