Quadritendinous pain and squatting

Squatting is an exercise that involves lifting weights on the shoulders and performing a series of squatting exercises. This will strengthen your legs, especially the four muscles above the knee, the quadriceps femoris. The quadriceps femoris gradually thins to form a large tendon attached to your patella or knee bone. This large tendon, called the rectus femoris tendon, is vulnerable to injury during squatting. In order to reduce the risk of injury, consult your personal trainer for appropriate techniques and starting weight.


span= "article-image_u caption-inner"> squatting under heavy load may cause injury. (Photo: Robert Daly/Ojo Images/Getty Images)

The purpose of squatting

The weight of squatting is mainly to exercise your quadriceps and gluteal muscles, although your hind thigh muscles and calf muscles can also be based on the book Human Physiology: A Comprehensive Approach, on barbells or barbell. The fitness machine specially designed for this purpose has stronger body when it squats with free weight. Doing squats basically requires knee bending, with weight placed behind your shoulder behind your head, which provides resistance. Resistance training can strengthen muscles, but it also increases the risk of injury.

According to the Atlas of Human Anatomy, the quadriceps consists of the lateral femoral muscle, the intermedial femoral muscle, the medial femoral muscle and the rectus femoris. So your quadriceps are essential for walking, running and jumping. Using weight resistance to squat can improve your performance in these activities. h3>Tendon pain is caused by overuse or strain of quadriceps femoris. According to the book Clinical Guided Anatomy, tendon injury and pain of rectus femoris muscle are particularly common among sprinters, long-distance runners and weightlifters. They often squat. Tendon pain is a common symptom of tendinitis, including inflammation and dysfunction. Tendon pain may also be a sign of rupture, a tear of tissue. Tendon ruptures usually require surgery, although inflamed tendons can usually be treated at home.

According to the textbook of functional medicine, if your tendon pain is caused by tendinitis, then treatment and prevention, rest, ice compress, light massage and short-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs are usually effective in controlling symptoms and promoting healing. Squatting, such as keeping the toes slightly outward, keeping the lower back of the arch, to prevent the quadriceps tendon from exerting too much force. Warming up and stretching in advance, wearing proper shoes and using knee pads can also help prevent squatting injuries.