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What are some good treatments for a torn quad muscle?

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Treatment for a torn quadriceps muscle includes the use of rest, ice, compression and elevation, OrthoInfo indicates. If the tear involves the quadriceps tendon, the injury may require immobilization, physical therapy or surgery.

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The quadriceps are muscles in the front of the thigh. Common causes of injury include overstretching the muscle, according to OrthoInfo. Other causes of injury include a direct blow to the muscle. The injuries are often very painful and may require an X-ray to rule out a broken bone. While minor tears heal quickly, a major tear of the quadriceps sometimes requires months for healing. A previously torn muscle becomes more likely to suffer subsequent injuries.

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