Recovering from muscle injury
June 4, 2013 3:03 PM Subscribe
About a week ago I apparently suffered some type of injury to the front of my thigh muscle. This has caused excruciating pain when I try to sit up, stand up or sit down, pain worse than when i broke my ankle and pain worse than childbirth. The only position that is at all bearable is lying on my side with the injured leg on top. I've been to the ER twice now with x-rays, lab work and ultrasounds ruling out fracture, blood clot, etc and the only positive finding being soft tissue swelling. The only diagnosis I have been given is muscle tear. Has anyone ever suffered an injury such as this? How long a recovery period can I expect? I haven't showered or really been out of bed in a week except to visit the toilet (which is excruciatingly painful in itself). I'm the least sporty person I know, so I'm hoping some MeFi athletes might have experience with muscle tears and can give an idea of what to expect.
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit to health & fitness (10 answers total)