Churchville Physical Therapy

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STRAIN

Overstretching or tearing of a tendon (the tissue that connects muscles to bones) or muscle

 Photo © A.D.A.M., Source: www.nlm.nih.gov

Photo © A.D.A.M., Source: www.nlm.nih.gov

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Pain in muscle or tendon
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Decreased ability to produce power with the affected muscle
  • Pain with active contraction of the muscle

Common Muscles Affected:

  • Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps
  • Calf
  • Biceps

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