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Muscle Strain

 

Muscle strain is overstretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon.

Causes

  • Twisting or stretching the muscle due to sudden movements or heavy lifting
  • Trauma
  • Overuse of the muscle or tendon

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Weakness of the muscle
  • Loss of muscle function 

Treatment

  • Rest
  • Ice packs
  • Compression by wrapping the affected area
  • Keeping the affected area elevated
  • NSAIDs

Prevention

  • Warm up before workouts and strenuous physical activities
  • Regular stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Avoid sudden movements
  • Avoid repetitive overuse of muscles