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Discussion: Quad Recovery

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Jan. 19, 2010
348 posts
Quad Recovery

Hi Folks:

I would think at our age many of you have torn quads and continue to play. I was wondering what you do before a game or tournament to allow you the most motion and least amount of pain. I did mine last October and the muscle is balled up in the front part of the thigh. I can run with my dog now without much trouble but have not tried any quick starts. Just need to know how to wrap or what works best.

Thank You:

Jan. 20, 2010
Men's 65
4549 posts
I've pulled them but heard\read torn one require surg. There is a difference.
I had knots pain and the like. I iced\Heated area a lot, kept elevated, walked around with a firm wrap on it and kneeded the site to work out the knots. Not an over night thing. It worked it self out eventually, but made running a very uneasy feeling.
you might want to have it looked at if really bad so as not to make it worse.
Hope you recover.
Jan. 20, 2010
12 posts
Hi James,
I wish I would of known last Sunday at our meeting I could of told you all about it.
I did the same thing 3 years ago in an end of season October game, thought it was a pull so just did the ususal ice and rest routine. Thought things were going fine until I noticed the muscle ball up. I went to Ortho surgon and was diagonsed with tear and due to time elasped (can only do surgery with in first 3 weeks) more harm would be done with surgery.
It has now been two full seasons since and I find that the leg is still weak, it will fatigue quickly on a hard sprint and begin to buckle usually about the time I want to take an extra base.
Pre game prep I wrap both thighs with a McDavid (brand) velcro thigh wrap and then use slide shorts to help keep it in place. Then I do extra stretches to limber up. The wrap helps keep the muscle warm.I notice that if I run too hard before full warm up the thigh will cramp.
This year I am makeing a special effort to get in shape. Been going to Y since early December. That being said, I know no matter how hard I train the two legs will never be equal unless I tear the other side ha ha.
Jan. 20, 2010
348 posts

Thanks Taits and Jim:

It is actually feeling a lot better the last month or so but with the early season starting soon just wanted to know what some of you do. Just want to do everything possible to extend playing outfield. This leg has taken a beating over the years and it all started in 1977 when I hit a parked car with my Harley after a long shift at the local tavern.

Thanks Again:

Jan. 20, 2010
12 posts
I remember when you tore it. It was at the RAC last September running to 1st.
Just remember to warm up and stretch.
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