How long does a quadricep injury take to heal? Torn ligaments and tendons require as long to heal as fractured bones do. The average healing times are: (1) mild strain – 2 to 10 days, (2) moderate strain – 10 days to 6 weeks, (3) severe strain – 6 to 10 weeks.
Similarly, you may ask, how do you know if you pulled your quad?
- Pain when flexing, stretching, or using the thigh muscles to move.
- Muscle spasms.
- Bruising on the front of thigh if blood vessels are broken.
- Loss of leg strength.
- Crackling sensation when you push your fingers on the injured area.
How long does it take to heal a pulled quad?
Full recovery can take up to six weeks or more. For a mild strain or sprain, most people feel better after a week or two of rest. You'll know your quad is healed when you no longer have pain and can move your leg through its full range of motion. During this time, a gradual rehabilitation program is beneficial.
How do you know if you pulled a muscle in your thigh?
- Protect the strained muscle from further injury.
- Rest the strained muscle.
- Ice the muscle area (20 minutes every hour while awake).
- Compression can be gently applied with an Ace or other elastic bandage, which can both provide support and decrease swelling.
- Elevate the injured area to decrease swelling.