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Abdominal Strain - An Overview!

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Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  13 years experience
Abdominal Strain - An Overview!

What is Abdominal Strain?

Abdominal strain is damage to the abdominal muscle due to over-stretching of the muscle tissue. It is an injury to one of the muscles of the abdominal wall. The damage involves tearing the muscle tissue.

Symptoms of Abdominal Strain-

  • Swelling and bruising
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Stiffness
  • Inflammation
  • Redness

Causes of Abdominal Strain-

  • Accident or injury
  • Exercising excessively
  • Improperly performing exercises or sports activities
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Sharply twisting the body

Risk factors of Abdominal Strain-

  • Overexerting muscles
  • Exercising in cold weather
  • Performing exercises incorrectly
  • Having weak back muscles
  • Being tired
  • Participating in a forceful activity

Complications of Abdominal Strain-

Herniation of the intestines 

Diagnosis of Abdominal Strain-

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. The physical exam includes Tenderness, swelling, pain and some loss of strength may be present.

Tests include:

Precautions &Prevention of Abdominal Strain 

  • Maintain good muscle strength
  • If you are tired, stop exercising
  • Get proper training exercises
  • Do not overexert

Treatment of Abdominal Strain

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Abdominal Strain-

Acupuncture proves beneficial in the treatment of strained abdominal muscles. Doctors may also recommend physical therapy for treatment of pain in the abdominal wall Acupuncture and Dry Needling are useful modalities to provide pain relief and assist injury rehabilitation. According to acupuncture theory, chi circulates in the body along twelve major pathways, called meridians, each linked to specific internal organs and organ systems.

Psychotherapy Treatment of Abdominal Strain-

Psychotherapy is a form of treatment that has been studied in terms of its effectiveness in helping people with abdominal strain. In this treatment, patient is taught healthy ways of thinking and coping behaviors to help reduce suffering. A therapist will teach relaxation and other pain management skills.

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