Vastus Lateralis is the biggest and heaviest of the Quadricep Muscles.
Viewing it from the lateral side, its size and power become apparent.
Referred pain from active Trigger Points from Vastus Lateralis and Rectus Femoris, mimick Trochanteric Bursitis.
Muscle Attachments of the Quad muscles
Below, all four Quad muscles form a strong, common tendon
attaching to the patella and
Vastus Lateralis wraps around the lateral femur, anchoring on the linea aspera on the posterior femur and
above, to the greater trochanter
Rectus Femoris covers the Vastus Intermedius muscle attaching above to the anterior, inferior iliac crest and
a second tendon attaching to the rim of the acetabulum
Vastus Medialis wraps around the medial femur, attaching to the linea aspera on the posterior femur and
blending in the tendons of Adductor Magnus and Adductor Longus muscles.
Vastus Intermedius cannot be seen as it lies deep to Rectus Femoris and Vastus Lateralis. Attaches to the upper anterior and lateral shaft of the femur. Below, to the patella and patella ligament to the tibia tuberosity
Click on the lateral view of Vastus Lateralis muscle to the right for more info including trigger point pain referrals.
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Below is the Psoas Major or Ilio-Psoas Muscle that contributes to low back, abdominal, leg, thigh and hip muscle pain.
These clinical massage therapy techniques have the reputation for helping people with certain illnesses and trigger point fascia muscle pain.
Different basic and advanced holistic stress reduction techniques for the quadriceps, like learning hypnosis, hypnotherapy, hatha yoga poses, aromatherapy and mixing essential oils, are never a substitute for medical attention for the quadricep muscles, though they may help in reducing trigger points, ligament, tendon, and fascia muscle pain.