Muscle strain, often referred to as a pulled muscle, occurs when a muscle is stretched or torn due to excessive or sudden exertion. The size of the strain may vary from a few millimeters to much larger. Most strains are typically quite small. This can happen during activities like lifting heavy objects, sudden movements, or improper muscle use. The result is pain, swelling, limited range of motion, and sometimes bruising at the affected area.
Treatments we recommend for muscle strain - Treatments will vary based on the cause and type of muscle strain. Accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment are essential for effectively managing symptoms and getting back to doing what you love. At STRONG., we may recommend seeking help through physiotherapy, chiropractic, or massage. Chiropractic, physiotherapy, or massage treatments might include exercise or rehabilitation of the affected area, tissue release of tight muscles, joint mobilization/manipulation, or acupuncture. As your pain subsides, working with a personal trainer to develop strength of the affected area is often a valuable second step.
Treatments may include: