What you need to know about Muscle Strains 

06/06/2018

 

Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy & Wellness in Belfield provides servicing to many near by Inner West suburbs including Belmore, Strathfield and Croydon park. See our weekly blog below if you are interested in new research, facts, general information or ideas.

Have you recently felt pain in a muscle from over stretching or a high impact movement?

Do you have pain when moving this muscle or increasing the load on this muscle?

You may be suffering from a muscle strain.

A muscle strain occurs when your muscles are exposed to a high speed movement or stretch that overloads the muscle. Muscle strains can also occur when the muscle is fatigued and a load is put on them that they cant sustain.   

Muscle strains exhibit a number of different characteristics and symptoms. A muscle strain could lead to weakness in the affected muscle, bruising over the affected muscle and a sensation of tightness in the affected muscle. If the tear is more severe the muscle could lose function completely.

Treatment and management of a muscle strain is simple but often overlooked. A common misconception about muscle strains is, with enough rest the muscle will return to full function eventually. Research has shown this isn't the case. Initially pain must be managed but this is then followed by physiotherapy treatments such as soft tissue release coupled with a graded and incremental strengthening and functional exercise program which is catered around the individual's physical needs. 

This information can be used to gain a better understanding on muscle strains. To find out more about how we can help your muscle strain, or to book in for a consultation you can contact us via our Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy & Wellness contact us page, or book online here.

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