A quad contusion is an injury to the quadricep muscles that occurs when the thigh sustains a direct blow that crushes those muscles against the thigh bone. This injury can be very painful and can be in the form of either an intramuscular contusion (when the muscle tears within the sheath containing it) or an intermuscular contusion, when both muscle and sheath are torn. This type of injury is common in sports that involve a lot of direct contact (e.g. football and hockey) or collisions (e.g. soccer or lacrosse). They can also happen if your thigh may directly strike an object while falling, such as in skiing or snowboarding. Products like compression shorts or thigh compression sleeves can help to improve the recovery time after sustaining a quad contusion injury by controlling muscle vibrations during activity, thus providing more rest for the muscle. Please ensure that you consult with your doctor to ensure that your choice is the right one for you.