Originally Posted by droppedlime
Not a pro or anything but a kinesiology major at UT.It sounds like you might have snapped your medial sartorious. When you say it is balled up at the top it sounds like you had a distinguishable tear near the ankle where the sartorious goes. For surgery they usually can reattach a muscle although a painful process and most of the time you will have a hard time getting the same motion as it was at 100%. Definetly have it checked out even after 10 years.
Ankle? That would be a really weird looking medial sartorius. How about knee?
Only a doc is going to be able to tell you if it is the sartorious or not. High grade sprains and tears are slow to recover and typically result in significant hematoma formation (the ball). If the strain/tear originally existed in your muscle belly usually deep tissue massage, stretching and strengthening are sufficient. If the strain/tear occured in the attachment then you have to go conservative, rest until pain free, then deep tissue massage, stretching, strengthening over weeks.
Best advice to you is find an ortho you trust and go to him. Most likely he'll give you a referral to a physical therapist that will get you moving again pain free.
After my achilles rupture I spent an hour a day in deep tissue massage and another hour in rehab exercise and stretching for a solid month before even thinking of walking without help. I also spent every night in the "boot" with my foot in constant dorsiflexion (foot/ankle/toes pointed up toward my lower leg)
If you rush it, especially in your legs, you are going to create an imbalance that will be difficult to fix. I still have a small imbalance I'm struggling with. I can feel it when I'm running and favor my left leg much more on push off (I almost feel like I'm running in a circle)