Hey everyone I am a 26yr old Male and I believe I possibly partially tore my quad tendon. I am glad I found this thread because I have some questions regarding my symptoms. It happened about two weeks ago and I planted wrong at the beginning of the day. I felt a twist of the knee but no immediate pain. I continued boarding the rest of the day without any pain. However the next day I noticed my knee was swollen, warm, and I could feel an indention right above the kneecap. If I pressed hard in the indention it would produce pain. I did the RICE method for a couple days and the swelling/bruising went away. I can walk/run and exercise absolutely fine with no pain or swelling at all? The only thing I still notice is there is still that indention and it does still hurt when I press my finger hard there. I can easily do the leg raise and extension tests as well? I am trying to get an informed decision as to the cause's or treatment of this injury. I dont have medical insurance currently so that is the other driving factor as to why I have yet to see an OS or get an MRI done.
If its just a partial tear should i just bandage it up, rest and do minimal activity? I know it depends on the % of the tear, however the way I am able to still run and be active with no pain should indicate that the tear isn't that serious, correct?
Any thoughts and suggestions are really welcome.