Muscle strains are common and are often caused by unaccustomed use or over usage of ligaments, tendons, or the soft tissues that link the muscles. However, when the pain of the muscle severe, it may be accompanied by some form of inflammation or even limited movement, which may indicate that muscles, tendons, or ligaments have been damaged, torn, sprained, or even strained – most commonly due to some trauma or sports injury. In this article we talk about muscle strains and when to call our home GP service for muscle strains in Sotogrande.
A muscle strain occurs when your muscle is overstretched or torn, usually due to fatigue, overuse, or improper use of the muscle, causing pain and limiting movement within the affected muscle group. Strains may occur in any muscle, but they’re most common in your lower back, neck, shoulder, and hamstring, which is the muscle behind your thigh.
Mild to moderate strains can be successfully treated at home with ice, heat, and anti-inflammatory medications, but when the strain is severe it may require medical treatment.
You’ll usually feel a muscle strain as it occurs. Symptoms include:
During a mild strain, the broken muscle can feel somewhat rigid, but still strong enough to be used. Severe muscle strain happens when the tendon is severely torn resulting in pain and very limited movement.
The symptoms of mild to moderate muscle strains typically go away within a couple of weeks while more severe strains may take months to heal.
In many occasions further detailed examination by our home GP service for muscle strains in Sotogrande is recommended, even if the findings confirm there is nothing seriously wrong. You should call our home GP service for muscle strains in Sotogrande immediately if any of the following apply;