Muscle Strain

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Muscle Strain

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What is Muscle Strain?

Muscle strain is a common injury that can occur when you overextend or overexert your muscles. You may hear it called a “pulled muscle” or “tear.”

It’s caused by the muscle being stretched beyond its normal range of motion, often during physical activity.

What are the types of Muscle Strain?

Muscle strains can be categorized into three types:

Acute

When the injury occurs suddenly and there is immediate pain and swelling

Subacute

When you have less pain but still experience swelling and stiffness after an injury

Chronic

When you have little to no pain but still experience stiffness months after an injury

What are the causes of Muscle Strain?

Muscle strain is caused by the tearing of muscle fibres. The main causes of muscle strain are:

  • Prolonged use of a muscle without proper exercise and rest
  • Improper or excessive exercise of a muscle
  • Injury to the muscle like falling on it, or being hit hard with an object
  • Participating in strenuous physical activity
  • Being over 40 years old (due to the aging process)
  • Sudden movements, especially if you’re not warmed up
  • Too much exercise without sufficient rest
  • Excessive weight lifting or intense exercises
  • Excessive running or walking
  • Jumping activities such as basketball, football and volleyball

What are the symptoms of Muscle Strain?

Muscle strain is a common injury that causes pain and stiffness to your muscles. The pain may be mild or severe, depending on the extent of the injury. Muscle strain symptoms include:

  • Pain in the area of your muscle that’s injured
  • Pain, which usually worsens when you move the affected area
  • Tenderness and swelling around the affected area
  • Limited motion at the affected joint
  • Bruising
  • Tightness

How to diagnose Muscle Strain?

In order to diagnose muscle strain, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam. You may also need imaging tests like an X-ray or MRI scan to see if there are any tears in the muscle tissue.

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What are the treatments for Muscle Strain?

There are many treatments to help you recover from a muscle strain. These include:

Rest, ice and compression

Rest your body to help it heal. Apply ice to reduce swelling and inflammation, and wrap the area in an elastic bandage or brace to hold the muscle in place.

Heat therapy

Applying heat to the affected area may help relax the muscle and relieve pain.

Medications

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium, can help relieve pain and swelling.

Physical therapy

A physical therapist can teach you exercises for strengthening muscles around the injured area and improving flexibility in nearby joints.

What are the exercises for Muscle Strain?

The best way to treat a muscle strain is to do exercises that promote blood flow and healing. Here are some of the best exercises for treating muscle strains:

Pilates

Pilates helps strengthen your core, which in turn helps stabilize and support your back, hips, and pelvis. Since these areas are often strained during an intense workout or workout that involves heavy lifting, pilates can be very effective in helping you heal from a muscle strain.

Yoga

Yoga is another great exercise for treating muscle strains because it helps improve flexibility as well as range of motion in your joints. It also increases circulation to damaged areas, which speeds up the healing process for injured muscles.

Tai chi

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that involves slow movements with focus on breathing techniques. These movements help increase blood flow to injured areas as well as calm down nervous system activity associated with pain sensation.

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What brace is used for Muscle Strain?

A lumbosacral orthosis (LSO) is a brace that helps support the back and hips. It’s often used to help with muscle strain. The LSO is made up of several parts:

  • The main body of the brace contains contour plating and foam padding to help relieve pain and pressure
  • The straps go around your waist, hips, and thighs to stabilize the brace
  • The belt connects the two halves of the body together

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