Muscle Pain & Injury
Article by John Miller
Muscle Strain, Muscle Tear, Pulled Muscle
Muscle pain - no matter how you describe it - "pulled muscle", "muscle strain", "muscle injury" or "muscle tear" the end result is injury to your muscle resulting in muscle pain, weakness and reduced muscle performance.
How to Care for Muscle Pain?
Muscle pain can be caused by any strain, injury or tear. The most common are the high speed and load muscles such as your hamstrings, thigh (quadriceps), calf, back and biceps.
Muscle tears can range from a mild strain (grade one), moderate strain (grade two) to a severe strain or complete rupture (grade three). Treatment options vary depending on the severity of your strain or tear.
Symptoms of a Muscle Strain
What’s the Best Treatment for a Muscle Strain or Tear?
Until you’ve been accurately diagnosed, use the following guidelines:
Common Causes of Muscle Strain, Pain and Tears
Muscle Pain Treatment
Return to Sports Post-Muscle Strain
Returning to sport can be easy or complicated depending on the muscle affected. Some muscle tears such as hamstrings are notoriously difficult to get right.
Ideally you should undertake:
If you suffer a muscle tear which fails to respond after a few days or continues to niggle, please contact PhysioWorks for more specific advice.
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