No matter how you describe it – “pulled muscle”, “muscle strain”, “muscle injury”, or “muscle tear”, the result is a muscle injury resulting in muscle pain, muscle weakness and reduced muscle performance.
How can you tell what is wrong? What can you do to get back to life quickly and safely?
Symptoms of a Muscle Strain
- Muscle tightness
- Inability to fully stretch your injured muscle
- Loss of function
How to Care for Your Muscle Pain?
Any strain, injury or tear can cause muscle pain. The most common is the high-speed and load muscles such as your hamstrings, thigh (quadriceps), calf, back and biceps. But any muscle group can be injured.
Muscle tears can range from a mild strain (Grade 1), moderate strain (Grade 2), to a complete rupture (Grade 3). Treatment options vary depending on your muscle strain, tear or rupture severity. The grading of your muscle strain directly affects your rehabilitation, so please seek a professional assessment.
Common Muscle Injury FAQs
- How Do You Know If It’s A Muscle Injury?
- What are the 4 Types of Muscle Injuries?
- What are the Most Common Muscle Injuries?
- What is a Trigger Point In A Muscle?
- What Causes Post-Exercise Muscular Pain?
- How Do You Know If Your Back Pain Is Muscular?
- Tendinopathy vs Muscle Tear?
- Muscle vs Ligament Injury?
Treatment & Recovery
- What is the Best Early Muscle Injury Treatment?
- How Long Does It Take For A Muscle Injury To Heal?
- What Helps Muscle Strains Heal Faster?
- How Does Dry Needling Help Muscle Injury?
- How Can You Speed Up Muscle Recovery?
- What’s the Benefit of Stretching Exercises?
- How Do Foam Rollers Help Muscle Recovery?
Massage & Muscle Injuries
- Muscle Injury? What are the Benefits of Getting a Massage?
- What Is The Difference Between Remedial & Relaxation Massage?
- How Does Trigger Point Therapy Help?
- How Does Acupressure Help Muscle Injury?
- What is Sports Massage?
- When is the Best Time to Get a Pre-Event Massage?
- When is the Best Time for Your Post-Event Massage?
What Are Some Common Muscle Injuries?
Myalgia, or muscle pain, can have many sources. Here are some of the more common sources of muscle pain. Would you please click the links for more information?