Quadriceps contusion, or thigh bruising, affects thigh's quadriceps, skin, soft tissues and fascia. Contusions can cause bleeding - this may infiltrate muscles, tendons, or other soft tissues.
The usual symptoms include: acute thigh pain, thigh swelling, thigh stiffness, skin discoloration, hematoma, knee flexing difficulty, weight-bearing difficulty. In some cases, quadriceps contusion may also lead to deep tissue calcification and other complications.
Direct blows or trauma can usually cause quadriceps contusion - this may lead to intramuscular or intermuscular bleeding. Football, baseball and basketball often have high risks. The following methods can help to reduce the pain: resting, ice therapy, leg elevation, anti-inflammatory medications.