Quadriceps strain

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(Pulled Quadriceps)

Quadriceps strain – Definition

Quadriceps strain is a partial tear of the small fibers of the muscles that make up the quadriceps group. The quadriceps are the large group of muscles in the front of the thigh. They consist of four muscles in each leg that run from the hips to the knees.

Posterior tibial tendinopathy

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(Posterior Tibial Tendonitis; Posterior Tibial Tendinosis)

Posterior tibial tendinopathy – Definition

Tendinopathy is an injury to the tendon. It can cause pain, swelling, and limit movement. The injuries can include:

  • Tendonitis — an inflammation of the tendon (Although this term is used often, most cases of tendinopathy are not associated with significant inflammation.)
  • Tendinosis — microtears (tiny breaks) in the tendon tissue with no significant inflammation.

Hamstrings strain

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(Pulled Hamstrings)

Hamstrings strain – Definition

A hamstring strain is a partial tear of the small fibers of the muscles in the hamstring group. The hamstrings are the large group of muscles in the back of the thigh. They consist of three muscles that run from above the hip to below the knee joint.

Femoral fracture

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(Femur Fracture; Thigh Bone Fracture; Broken Leg)

Femoral fracture – Definition

A femoral fracture is a break in the thigh bone, which is called the femur. The femur bone is also known as the thigh bone. It runs from the hip to the knee and is the longest and strongest bone in the body. It usually requires a great deal of force to break the femur.