Characteristics of muscle strains

What are muscle strains?

Muscle strains are injuries to muscles in which there is an overstretching as a result of an excessive effort.

It is a rupture of muscle fiber that causes great pain and that hinders the muscle.

Symptoms of muscle strains

Rugby players

Some contact sports are very demanding physically and make possible the appearance of muscular strains

The main symptoms of a muscle strain are:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Abnormal position of the bones
  • Etc.

Causes of muscle strains

The main cause of a muscle strain is a sudden, intense and continued exercise without prior preparation, etc.

Diagnostics and treatment of muscle strains

When suffering from a lesion of this type, the affected area should be secured with a bandage and immobilized, waiting for the visit to the specialist to determine the extent of it.

The ordinary treatment consists in diminishing pain and reducing inflammation by means of anti-inflammatories and pain killers

Applying a cold compress on the affected zone is a simple and effective way to reduce pain and inflammations.

Natural treatment of muscle strains

The natural treatment of muscle strains supposes the use of medicinal plant preparations that can help improve the injuries by diminishing pain and inflammation

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

20 March, 2019

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