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Quad Contusion

My left quad suffered a minor blow yesterday, I’ve been treating it with ice packs and compression. The thigh has swelled up a bit but there’s no visible bruise (it’s been about 12 hours since the impact) - I’m hoping it’s not intramuscular since those bastards take longer to heal.

This hasn’t affected my range of motion, but I’ve read from some online sources that after a thigh contusion the knee should be kept flexed. Any truth behind that?

Are you able to walk on the leg, or is it too painful?

beef

I can limp, but putting weight on the injured leg is painful so I try to avoid it.

[quote]Sophus wrote:

This hasn’t affected my range of motion, but I’ve read from some online sources that after a thigh contusion the knee should be kept flexed. Any truth behind that?
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Yes. They usually wrap the knee up really tight whie you lie supine on a table. This is so ROM is not lost and it is based on the severity of the injury. It is to avoid bone forming I believe, my memory from my Sports Injury class is slightly blurry but I remember keeping the knee in flexion.