Did the pain in your quad appear when you were exercising or was it more apparent afterwards? I am still getting my head around whether or not this really is my problem or not. I have had so many conflicting opinions I am not convinved with anything now, this is the first diagnosis that seems likely to me.
My pain is mild after exercise then worse the next day then it plateaus off then fades after either a few days or a few weeks depending on bad i beat it up. Apart from the strain muscle at the time it has never been terribly sore never more than 6/10 but bad enough to make me not run. It was also a cumulative thing, one run a little sore then two runs more painful etc etc and the more runs I done the longer it took to settle down.
Also the lump is quite sore when I put my elbow into it but not as painful as I have read it could be.
Does this sound familar to you? Can you tell me how you broke it down and how long did it take?
Does anyone have any experience with painful scar tissue?
More than a year ago I strained my quad, was told it would get better over a few weeks (grade 1-2) cut a very very very long story short the pain is still in my quad after I run, it builds up after a few runs and takes anywhere between a few days and a few weeks to settle back down. I have seen 4 physios, 3 x podiatrists and 3 x doctors and they have all came up with various reasons for this pain. Anywhere between arthiritis in hip (had MRI to disprove that) to a Thoracic Scoliosis and many other things in between.
Last week I went to see Physio number 5 and he felt the sore area and said I had a big lump there and that is why its sore, scar tissue lack of blood etc. Said all I need is self massage and some ESWT treatment and gentle streching and it will go away.
My question is, is this even possible? Nobody that I have seen has suggested this "simple problem" I dont know why it has healed so badly but now that he has pointed it out I can feel this big lump that I didnt know I had before.
Has anyone had scar tissue pain, how did it feel and how long did it take to get better? I have had two ESWT sessions and some self massage and I dont really feely any benefit yet but he reckoned it would come good within a month of treatment.
Anyone with experience with this I would appreciate any tips / feedback.