Dear Henry and all.
Is common in this sport practice (Tae-Kwon Do) muscle strains and ruptures,
commonly affect muscles that cross two joints,hip and the knee.
The Rectus femoris, The sartorius are implicated for forcibly stretching ,
either pssively or during eccentric contraction.
Symptoms include a popping or snapping sensation,tenderness to palpation
over the muscle and eecchymosis.
Treatment is Rice, wrappping, stretching a tolerance, pain free ambulation,
and progression to activity as tolerated.
When full strength and agility have returned ,full sports participation is
Rectus femoris rupture is is characterized by an anterior thigh mass ,pain
and weak knee extension.
Sartorius compromise include pain with hip flexion, rotates lateral and knee
Sergio Velasquez V.
Physical Therapy, Medellin,COLOMBIA
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From: "Henry Tsao" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2002 5:44 AM
Subject: clicking in the groin?
> Hi all,
> This is a teaser for you. A patient of mine started Tae Kwon Do and must
> have over stretched when doing a side kick. He stated that now when he
> his knee to his chest, he feels an ache in the groin region. When he
> to standing, the pain is gone. Here is the catch... when he lowers his
> and extends his knee, he feels a painful crack in the groin. I hypothesis
> that this may be iliopsoas tightness, but does anybody have any other
> on what can cause this crack in the groin?? Could it be the actual hip
> Thank you!
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