Muscle rupture: biceps femoris

Written by: Dr. Angel Bigas Bonamusa
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The player must take care of the muscles of the thighs and legs. The hamstring muscles, and especially the femoral biceps tend to suffer excessively, especially in players who have the explosive race as a feature of their game (as in the case of Diego Costa). That is why it is also called "injury of the sprinter or footballer".

In addition to a good general physical fitness, you should focus on the muscle stretching exercises in thighs, both before and after each workout.. Dismetrías of hips must be discarded , thing that causes a malfunction of the muscular chains in the thighs. This problem can be corrected with orthopedic insoles.


In addition there are other factors to consider, for a good muscle metabolism. They are the following:

- Adequate nutrition (any deficit of nutrients, weakens the muscle). A good hydration before and during exercise is another factor.

- Good oral-dental hygiene (any dental caries, can intoxicate the blood).

In these cases, listed above, if the muscle is not well nourished through the blood, this can cause recurrence and chronification of a muscle break.



During the first three days after the break occurs, the treatment they receive is called RICE , an English acronym that comes from "Rest-Ice-Compression-Elevation". "Rest-Ice-Compression-Elevation" in Spanish. A good treatment for chronic muscle breaks in the ischias are physiotherapy sessions with diathermy .

When we hear that the rule of "so many centimeters, so many weeks of low", we must know it is an approximate principle, something that is not always true. This withdrawal period may be shortened or extended.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Angel Bigas Bonamusa
Sports Medicine

Dr. Bigas Bonamusa is a renowned specialist in Sports Medicine and Traumatology. With more than 20 years of experience, he is an expert in knee-foot and shoulder-elbow pathology.

He currently directs the Padel Clinic and the Corridor and Cyclist Clinic, both in Barcelona. Visit, also, at the Olivé Gumà Clinic, Policlinica Barcelona and other centers of Hospitalet de Llobregat. Collaborates with sports Readaptation, in several gyms in Barcelona (Fisiogestión sport, Nytta sport)

It collaborates with the Catalan Federation of Padel and participates in the "Zona Pádel" program at Rádio Marca BCN as well as with articles in the magazine "Top Padel 360". He is a member of several medical societies such as Federació Española de Medicina Deportiva and Societat Catalana Medicina Esportiva.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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