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What is a Strain?

It occurs when your muscle is overstretched or torn.

Can physiotherapy help people with strains?

Yes. Physiotherapy is effective in the treatment of muscle strains.

What are the causes of strains?

  • Not warming up properly before physical activity

  • Poor flexibility

  • Poor conditioning

  • Overexertion and fatigue

  • Overuse

  • Poor posture

  • Sports injury

What are the symptoms of strains?

  • Sudden onset of pain

  • Soreness

  • Limited range of movement

  • Bruising or discoloration

  • Swelling

  • A “knotted-up” feeling

  • Muscle spasms

  • Stiffness

  • Muscle weakness

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