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The quadriceps are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They are commonly injured when slowing-down (decelerating incident) during sprinting or agility. They may also be injured during kicking, either in sports or kicking out during hurdling. People will often feel a sharp pain in the front of the thigh at the time of injury. Pain is often accompanied by weakness and an inability to stretch due to discomfort. The muscle most commonly injured is called the ‘driver muscle’ (rectus femoris), which crosses over both the hip and the knee. End of pain (cessation), restoration of strength and the ability to stretch usually occurs within 7–10 days as the tear begins to heal. It is important to note that if these symptoms persist, a qualified opinion should be sought. 


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