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Quadriceps tendon strain

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Has anybody else on here had experience with a quadriceps tendon strain or partial tear?

 

I tore mine back in 2003, and recently landed flat off a jump on my snowboard and seem to have strained it again. Before it took MONTHS to get better.... So far I'm just doing RICE and trying to remain as active as possible without hurting it.

 

Any other wisdom would be SWEEEEEEEEEET :wave:

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I've torn my calf before. RICE and Vitamin I worked well (I also ran with a calf sleeve to help keep it warm and help with shin splits). Depending on the type of strain you have (types:1-3) will determine how long you are out for. I probably lost 4 weeks or so for my calf. I would say roughly only one week of no activity though. I could not run, but I could bike and swim/aquajog so that is what I did to stay in shape.

Are you bruised or anything?

The folks at the Bellingham ER are quite friendly for what its worth ;)

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