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I seemed to have straineded the muscles around my knee. when I bend my knee the outside of my quad muscle seems to have a bulge

Question: I seemed to have straineded the muscles around my knee. when I bend my knee the outside of my quad muscle seems to have a bulge

I was doing legs at the Gym, and was on my first week back. I was doing 3 sets of 15 squats, plie squats, and stationary lunges. At the end of eac h set I pulsed for 15. I could feel the burn, but didn't feel the strain until a day or two later.My quad muscles feel tight when I bend my knee, and the outside of my knee hurts. When I kneel my knee is also very sensitive.aches more at bed, and seems to feel better as I exercise it.

Answer:

Hi there

I am an Australian Kinesilogist/sports therapist

The muscle involved is the vastus lateralis.
I think you have overdone it a bit with your training after an absence and have torn some fibers in the lower part of the muscle, near the tendon. give it a few days rest and take a Vitamin C supplement. At least 3000 mg a day to improve the healing and build collagen. Drink plenty of clean un chlorinated water to wash away toxins.

Good luck

Hans de Rycke Fr.R.C.
'Bahk-Ge's retreat'
Natural and Spiritual Healing Center