muscle strain

What is muscle Strain or Muscle Tear ?

muscle strain


A muscle strain occurs when your muscle is overstretched. This usually occurs as a result of fatigue, overuse, or improper use of a muscle. Strains are most common in your lower back, neck, shoulder, and hamstring, which is the muscle behind your thigh, but they can happen in any muscle. 

Symptoms include:

  • Sudden onset of pain.
  • Soreness.
  • Limited range of movement.
  • Buising or discoloration.
  • Swelling.
  • A “knotted-up” feeling.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Stiffness.
  • Weakness.

You can decrease your chances of straining a muscle if you take some basic precautions, including the following:

  • Try not to sit in one position for too long.
  • Lift objects carefully.
  • Maintain good posture when standing and sitting.
  • Lose weight. (If you need to).
  • Take precautions to prevent falls.
  • Wear shoes that fit properly.

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