It is defined as the injury of muscle or muscle tendon which is the fibrous tissue that help to connects muscle to bones. Overstretch can be occur due to minor injury but sever injuries can lead to the complete tear in the tissues.
Signs and symptoms include:
- Limited motion
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle weakness
- Pain in muscle
Using poor body mechanics to lift heavy things can cause acute strains, chronic strains occur by recurrent injuries to the muscle.
After taking history your doctor might conduct the physical examination to check the tenderness and gait. Ultrasound might help to check the extend of disease.
Treatment options include:
- Elevate the injured area above heart level.
- Compression therapy to stop swelling
- Avoid unnecessary activities
- Use icing