Pulled Muscles

Whether you call it muscle strain, muscle spasm or a pulled muscle – it’s a frustrating injury to suffer from.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re training for a long distance run, walking the dog, decorating your house or trying to push a pram uphill. Muscle strain makes you feel old and, frankly, a bit useless.

If your muscles are tight, fatigued or weak (e.g. if you return to activity too soon after an injury), muscle strain is more likely. Injuries to the muscles can occur in all areas of the body and can vary in severity from the tearing of only a few fibres to a complete muscle tear which severely limits your strength and movement.

“Muscle strains are often associated with sports/activity injury, but they can occur when we are simply doing normal daily things. Our aim is not just to treat it but prevent the symptoms from reoccurring.”Jay Sheridan, Sports Therapist

The symptoms of a muscle strain can include:

  • Swelling, bruising or redness in the affected area
  • Pain or tenderness at the injury site
  • Weakness in the affected area
  • Pain when you move

Your Treatment

We will focus on reducing the pain associated with muscle strains and promoting improved circulation in affected areas, as this could speed up your recovery time.

We can use stabilising tape or rock/kinesio tape and ultra sound in addition to hands-on treatment.

We’ll also give you simple things to do that you can incorporate into your normal day rather than a list of exercises you don’t have time to do.

And we will look at other structures in the area to see what additional damage you may have done! After all, the muscle is attached to the tendon, which is attached to the joints, which is held together by ligaments. So, chances are you’ve not just damaged one area.

Techniques we might use to help you:

  • Ultrasound
  • Taping
  • Soft tissue techniques
  • Sports therapy
  • Rehab exercises
  • Cupping

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