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Myositis ossificans

When there is a previous contusion in muscles like quadriceps, Myositis ossificans may develop. It is usually happening following a direct trauma to the quadriceps muscle which is sitting in front of your thigh. This results as a crush injury to the quadriceps muscles and it compresses against the underlying bone. Myositis ossificans can develop when the contusion is replaced by calcium deposit during the recovery stages. You can feel ongoing pain, experiencing it throughout the day and night, as well as stiffness. This injury is slowly recovered but does not create any long-term complication if you see a sports physiotherapist.

Sacroiliac joint disorders

Sacroiliac joint disorders are found between the two pelvic bones in the back of the pelvis and sacrum. The joint disorder is most likely caused by excessive movement in the joint or direct trauma. When the ligaments are constantly stressed and overstretched, inflammation of the sacroiliac joint will be the outcome. This contradicts with the ligaments and soft tissue function as they support the joint. Sacroiliac joint disorders cause pain mostly in the very low part of the back and are mostly felt in one of the buttocks, however, some feel it in both. If there is any suspicion of this disorder, contact a sports physiotherapist and don’t do anything which can aggravate the pain.

Iliopsoas (hip flexor) strain

Iliopsoas strain is a muscle strain which occurs when the muscle is forcibly contracted. Sprinting and kicking a ball are good examples as the iliopsoas is tearing when in a stretched position or required to contract against a load. When this muscle is torn, you would feel sudden pain like something is tearing in the front of the hip and groin as there is damage to those muscle fibers. If not treated properly, this injury can easily worsen resulting in bleeding/swelling of the muscles; also, extreme pain prevents you to walk normally and you would end up to limp. You should not be involved in any activities which will increase the blood flow to your hip like hot showers, heat rubs, and excessive lower extremity exercises. You should see a sports physiotherapist for this injury as many iliopsoas strains can potentially result in long-term injuries.

Hip joint injury

Hip joint injuries most often happen when moving the hip joint too far from its normal limits or when there is a trauma; when you do this, it overstretches the structures supporting the joint. The surrounding structures of the hip joint capsule hold fluid within the joint; also, ligaments are to support the capsule. The pain can be felt usually in the lower hip joint, though It can be felt in the front of the thigh. If you have any suspicion of this injury, try to not twist or move your hips to cause any more damage. Make sure to consult a sports physiotherapist to prevent prolonged injury.

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