A thigh contusion is a deep bruising of the muscles of the quadriceps or hamstrings near the femur. This common injury is caused by a strong impact to the muscles, as in football or hockey, or by a hard fall. This may cause bleeding in the muscles near the femur and results in the formation of scar tissue, which reduces muscular flexibility.
Dry needling acupuncture is an effective treatment for this injury. Needles can be applied directly into the inflamed, tender, swollen, and painful area and into related muscles in the hip, thigh, and lower leg. Two to three needles per square centimeter should be used. In addition, the treatment is used to balance the entire musculoskeletal system. Two treatment sessions per week should be provided. The area of contusion can be treated every other day.
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