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Treatment for Muscle Strain Injuries

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Published by Llumina Press .
Written in English


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Number of Pages108
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Open LibraryOL12332142M
ISBN 101932303073
ISBN 109781932303070

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Most muscle injuries can be treated conservatively with excellent recovery, but complete ruptures with complete loss of function should be managed surgically. Immediately after the injury, a short. Muscle strain can occur during the course of normal activities when undue stress is placed on the lower back. Frequent causes of muscle strain include lifting a heavy object, lifting while twisting, or a sudden movement or fall. Sports injuries are also a frequent cause of muscle strain. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the most common and effective treatment for muscle strains is the RICE method. The individual letters of RICE stand for rest, ice, Author: Brian Krans. Thankfully a muscle strain injury, especially a low-grade one, is one of the easiest injuries to resolve. 1. Release the muscle belly In treatment we apply a technique called myofascial release, as well as compression broadening and deep cross-fibre gliding strokes to release the entire muscle belly and unload any pulling from muscle.

Medical treatment is similar to the treatment at home. The doctor, however, also can determine the extent of muscle and tendon injury and if crutches or a brace is needed for healing.   A mild strain is also called a first-degree strain. It is a tear of a few muscle fibers with little swelling. You may have very little or no loss of muscle strength. A moderate strain is also called a second-degree strain. There is more damage to your muscle or tendon, and it is weaker than it was before the injury. Muscle contusion is one the most common cause of morbidity from sports-related injuries, together with sprains and strains. Muscle trauma mainly results from sporting activities and accounts for 15 to 50% of sports injuries. Muscle injuries are the most common injuries in sports, with hamstring injuries accounting for 29% of all injuries in Cited by: 4.   If OTC medications are insufficient to relieve pain, a doctor may prescribe stronger anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, or pain-relieving medicines. Massage therapy may Author: Rachel Nall, MSN, CRNA.

Just after a calf muscle injury, the best treatment is to ice the back of your leg to prevent further swelling. As the pulled calf muscle heals, a warm heating pad, exercises, and stretching can all help to speed up the healing process. Once the back pain is gone, your doctor will probably want you to start a regular exercise routine. This will get your back muscles stronger and more limber. It will help you recover, and reduce your odds of low back strain in the future. Your doctor will probably want you to take up low impact sports. Muscle strain or a "pulled muscle" is a partial or complete tear of a muscle. These injuries typically occur: in muscles that cross two joints. during explosive action, such as sprinting. during times when athletes suddenly increasing their exercise regimens (such as during training camps) Normal muscle anatomy and function.   Muscle injuries are one of the most common traumas occurring in sports. Despite their clinical importance, few clinical studies exist on the treatment of these traumas. Thus, the current treatment principles of muscle injuries have either been derived from experimental studies or been tested only by: