A muscle injury is the damage sustained by a muscle due to heavy exercise, minor accidents or severe trauma. Stiffness of the muscle, accompanied by discoloration, inflammation and bruising are some of the symptoms. Treatment for this depends on the extent of the damage, and alternative medication such as deep tissue massages or application of localized ointments might be enough. For more extensive injuries, it is advisable to refer to a physician. Complete resting of the muscle is important for recovery.
HOW IS MUSCLE INJURY DIAGNOSED?
Increased tenderness, complete immobility of the area or severe pain can indicate fractures.