Muscle strain, otherwise known as a pulled muscle, or even a torn muscle, refers to damage suffered by a muscle or its tendons. Muscle Strain can occur at any time from placing unnecessary pressure on your muscles during daily activities, with heavy lifting and energetic sports putting more strain than usual on the muscles.
Muscle damage can manifest in the form of muscle fibers and/or tendons tearing. Muscles tearing can also likely damage surrounding small blood vessels, which can cause bleeding, bruising, and pain from the irritated nerve endings around the area.
Symptoms of muscle strain can include:
- Swelling, bruising, and redness
- Pain even while resting
- Pain when using the specific muscle or joint
- Muscle Weakness
- Inability to use the muscle at all