October 13, 2015

Muscle Strain

A Muscle strain is an injury to a muscle in which the muscle strands tear as an aftereffect of overstretching. A strain is additionally informally known as a pulled muscle. The equivalent injury to a ligament is a sprain. As a consequence of strenuous movement. Very nearly anybody can put undue strain on muscles throughout typical every day exercises, with sudden, speedy hard work, amid games, or while performing work undertakings. Muscle strain is now and then alluded to as muscle draw. An extreme muscle strain can bring about a muscle tear. The muscle’s tearing can likewise damage little veins, causing local bleeding (with or without bruising) and pain (created by bothering of the nerve endings in the territory). Of note, a sprain, rather than a strain, is a harm to ligaments.

An acute muscle strain is when your muscle tears suddenly and unexpectedly. This can be due to:

  • Not warming up properly before physical activity
  • poor flexibility
  • poor conditioning
  • overexertion and fatigue

You will generally feel a muscle strain as it occurs. Symptoms include:

  • Sudden onset of pain
  • Soreness
  • Limited range of movement
  • Bruising or discoloration
  • Swelling
  • A knotted up feeling
  • Muscle spasms
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness


  • Protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation (known as the PRICE formula) can help the affected muscle. Here’s how: First, remove all constrictive clothing, including jewelry, in the area of muscle strain. Then:
  • Protect the strained muscle from further injury.
  • Rest the strained muscle. Avoid the activities that caused the strain and other activities that are painful.

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