Muscle Strain (cont.)
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What Are Treatments for Muscle Strains?
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Medical treatment is similar to the treatment at home. The doctor, however, also can determine the extent of muscle and tendon injury and if crutches or a brace is necessary for healing. The doctor can also determine if a patient needs to restrict his or her activity, take days off work, and if rehabilitation exercises are required to help in recovery.
How Can Someone Prevent a Muscle Strain?
Not all muscle strains can be prevented, but the chance for them to develop may be reduced by the following:
What Is the Prognosis for a Muscle Strain?
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Usually, with proper treatment, most people recover completely from muscle strain. More complicated situations are handled on an individual basis by the doctor.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/1/2016
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