Doctors for Muscular Injuries in Medavakkam, Kochi
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Muscle injuries are commonly referred to as “strains” or “pulls.”There are 3 types of muscle injuries:
• Contusions: caused by impact to a muscle. Muscle fibres compressed in this manner can become irritated and even torn.
• Elongation: caused when a muscle is stretched beyond its capacity. Certain muscle fibres can also become torn in this manner.
• Strain: caused when intense and rapid contraction is demanded of a muscle. Such contractions can be too strong, and muscle fibres may be unable to resist.
HOW IS MUSCULAR INJURIES DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of muscular injury depends on the symptoms and severity of injury. The physiotherapist may enquire about recent overstraining of muscles due to physical exercise or accident. Imaging tests like X-rays and MRI scans are useful in assessing the damage to muscles.
HOW IS MUSCULAR INJURIES TREATED?
The treatment can begin early at home by applying ice packs and keeping the muscle in stretched position. Heat can be applied after the swelling subsides as early application of heat can aggravate the swelling. Take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as naproxen or ibuprofen to reduce pain and improve your ability to move around.
DID YOU KNOW?
While applying heat or ice, always use a protective cover such as towel to protect the bare skin.