MANAGING QUADRICEPS CONTUSION WITH VIBRATION THERAPY
Athletes involved in contact sports are prone to muscle contusion or bruise, and it is one of those injuries that just about everyone has had at one point or another in their lives. In fact, bruised muscles are the second most common sports injury after strains, and although not considered a serious injury, they can cause discomfort and create a nasty looking discoloration on the skin. Most contusions are minor and can heal quickly, without having to stop the athletes from participating in games. However, with severe cases, it can cause severe tissue damage and lead to complications that may entail stopping to engage in sports for months.
What are Contusions?
Contusions are caused by a direct blow or repeated blows by a blunt object to a part of the body, bruising the underlying muscles and connective tissues without breaking the skin, although the skin may be discolored due to damage of the blood vessels from the impact (hematoma). Contusions can also result from falling or jamming the body against a hard surface.
In contact sports, the most common site of a blow is to the front side of your thigh, your quadriceps, particularly the rectus femoris, and contusion to this area is known as “Charley Horse,” “Corked Thigh” or “dead leg.” Injury to this muscle can be very painful and functionally disabling.
Symptoms of Quadriceps Contusion
Treatment of Quadriceps Contusion
COMPLICATION AND PRECAUTION: DO NOT USE HEAT AND MASSAGE DURING ACUTE STAGE AS THESE MIGHT CAUSE MYOSITIS OSSIFICANS.
Around 9% of people with a thigh contusion develop myositis ossificans or bone formation within the muscle. If present it could results in months or years away from sport. Aggressive physical therapy or surgery may be required to treat this condition.
Muscle Contusions and Massage
During acute stage of the injury where there is swelling and pain, heat application and massage are strictly contraindicated as these may cause myositis ossificans. After the swelling and pain have subsided, massage of the bruised and adjacent muscles can be commenced and will aid in faster recovery from injury. While light activity and heat will help the injured area, they will not remove the scar tissue. Only massaging the bruise will do that.
Because of the disabling pain brought about by the contusion, going to the clinic might be challenging for the injured athlete. So, by having a portable massager readily available at the bedside, like theRecovapro massage gun, having a therapeutic massage is just a thumb-press away…
Designed for on-the-go, the Recovapro massage gun is a state-of-the-art portable compact massage-therapy device engineered to precisely transmit 12 mm of amplitude at a top speed of 55 percussions per second on the body. Powered by a battery of 2600 mAh for over 3 hours of uninterrupted use, it is a percussion massage device that delivers maximum power and torque for a deeper massage experience.
Massage Procedure UsingRecovapro Massage Gun
Notes and Precautions:
MORE THAN JUST A MASSAGE GUN!!!