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Muscle Sprains

Muscle strain, muscle pull, or even a muscle tear refers to damage to a muscle or its attaching tendons. You can put undue pressure on muscles during the course of normal daily activities, with sudden heavy lifting, during sports, or while performing work tasks.

Muscle damage can be in the form of tearing (part or all) of the muscle fibers and the tendons attached to the muscle. The tearing of the muscle can also damage small blood vessels, causing local bleeding, or bruising, and pain caused by irritation of the nerve endings in the area.

Muscle Sprains Symptoms & Prevention 


Symptoms of muscle strain include:

  • Swelling, bruising, or redness due to the injury

  • Pain at rest

  • Pain when the specific muscle or the joint in relation to that muscle is used

  • Weakness of the muscle or tendons

  • Inability to use the muscle at all

Sports Injury


  • Help avoid injury by stretching daily.

  • Start an exercise program in consultation with your doctor.

  • Stretch after you exercise.

  • Establish a warm-up routine prior to strenuous exercise, such as gently running in place for a couple of minutes.

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