Font Size

Muscle Strain (cont.)

Muscle Strain Symptoms and Signs

  • Swelling, bruising or redness, or open cuts as a consequence of the injury
  • Pain in the muscles at rest
  • Pain when the specific muscle or the joint in relation to that muscle is used
  • Weakness sensation of the associated muscle or tendons (A sprain, in contrast, is an injury to a joint and its ligaments.)
  • Inability to use the affected muscle at all
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/24/2015

Must Read Articles Related to Muscle Strain

CT Scan (CAT Scan, Computerized Axial Tomography)
CT Scan Computerized tomography scans (CT scans) are an important diagnostic tool for a variety of medical conditions. The process uses X-rays and a computer to produce...learn more >>
Knee Injury
Knee Injury Knee injuries may be caused by a direct blow to the knee or by twisting or stretching of the ligaments, tendons, and surrounding muscles. Knee pain and swelling...learn more >>
Knee Pain
Knee Pain Overview Knee pain has a wide variety of causes and treatments. Home care for knee pain involves protecting the knee from further trauma, in addition to resting, icing, ...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Muscle Strain:

Muscle Strain - Treatment

What treatment has been effective for your muscle strain?

Muscle Strain - Recovery Time

How long did it take for you to recover from your muscle strain?

Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Medial Gastrocnemius Strain »

A medial calf injury is a musculotendinous disruption of varying degrees in the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle that results from an acute, forceful push-off with the foot.

Read More on Medscape Reference »

Medical Dictionary