What is the best support for a quad muscle injury? I was playing in a competition yesterday and the games were in pools, so after my eigth game my quad (large muscle at the front of the leg) was very sore, I put some Ibuprofen gel on it to see me through the last couple of games but today it is extremely sore and walking is difficult let alone going up and down stairs. I would think it is to do with planting down on the right foot and the multiple games have taken its toll on the muscle. I was thinking of support shorts (like cycling shorts) or possibly a tube grip or simmilar bandage. Has anyone else encountered a simmilar injury? Is there anything else that would help, not to get rid of the pain but to offer support to the muscle?