Muscle injury or muscle stretching can be a rupture of the muscle or damage to the area of the muscle's connection to the tendon or bone. The muscle may be damaged due to abnormal activity such as uncontrolled load, stretching or working in the face of abnormal force or due to uncontrolled working conditions. Pain in the calf or in the hand following a movement accompanied by the sound of a "pop" or a sense of a "blow" to ascertain a doctor's examination. As a rule, pain in a muscle that does not pass or at least greatly improves within a day should be assessed and checked by a doctor.
A rupture of a muscle can be complete or partial. In most cases, the rupture of the muscle is accompanied by bleeding (bleeding leads to hematoma or blood flow). Free blood in the muscle tissue leads to pain and irritation of the nerve endings in the adjacent tissues.
What would we expect to find in injury - stretching or tearing a muscle?
- Local swelling in the rupture or traction area
Sensitivity is located to the tactile area and may be accompanied by redness.
Pain during any muscle activation or limb movement
There may be weakness. There may be a state of inability to move the adjacent joint
Muscle rupturentreatment is usually conservative and focuses on the principles of the RICE acronym -Rest, Ice Compress and Elevation
Rest, Ice Compress and Elevation
Or in Hebrew. Rest, cold compresses and lifting of the limb.
In cases where there is difficulty in moving, abnormal pain, inability to move the adjacent joint as well as considerable local heat medical assessment should be sought and medical attention should be sought.
Occasionally, surgical intervention is recommended or a topical injection of orthokine or PRP is recommended.
The clinic staff and Dr. Amir Oron are at your disposal for any questions regarding muscle injury - rupture, muscle cut, injury or blow or lowered muscle blood flow and so on.