Your athletic career could be over if heat is used at the wrong time on certain injuries.
Ask your local physical therapist, athletic trainer, or doctor if you are uncertain in how to treat an injury.
Can applying Heat to my injured thigh be harmful?
Many mistakenly use heat on injuries that just occurred, but more severe problems can result after certain injuries, such as a blow to the thigh region. Be careful when applying heat. If you were to apply heat after a contusion or blow to the thighs, a condition called myositis ossificans could result which has ended some athletes’ careers. Bone forming in the muscle is basically what occurs. For example, a hockey player that sustained a blow to the thigh developed this when treated with massage and heat directly after the injury and his career was over.1
We have successfully treated bony formations in the quadriceps that occurred after blow to the thigh region with iontophoresis with acetic acid. They can form also when an athlete returns to play too early following the injury. The answer to can applying heat to my injured thigh be harmful is yes.
Do Not Use Heat If You Have Any of the Following:
Severe blow to the thigh region.
Suspected blood clot in the leg or calf.
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