Muscle and Tendon Strains

What are Muscle and Tendon Strains?

Muscle and tendon strains are common injuries that occur when these tissues are stretched beyond their capacity, leading to tears in the muscle fibers or tendons. These injuries can result from acute incidents, such as lifting heavy objects improperly or during sports, or from chronic overuse. Strains can cause pain, swelling, and reduced mobility in the affected area, impacting an individual's ability to perform daily activities.

Symptoms of Muscle and Tendon Strains

Symptoms of strains can vary depending on the severity of the injury but typically include localized pain at the site of the strain, swelling, bruising, muscle spasms, and loss of strength or flexibility in the affected muscle or tendon. In more severe cases, there may be a noticeable deformity or difficulty using the affected muscle group.

Treatment for Muscle and Tendon Strains

The Spine Center adopts a comprehensive approach to treating muscle and tendon strains, focusing on reducing pain and inflammation while promoting healing. Treatment strategies may include rest, ice to reduce swelling, compression, and elevation (RICE), alongside medication to manage pain. For more severe strains, Dr. Saqib Siddiqui may recommend targeted interventions to support recovery, such as therapeutic exercises or advanced pain management techniques. The goal is to restore function and prevent future injuries.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Muscle and tendon strains, while common, can significantly impact your quality of life and limit your activities. Dr. Saqib Siddiqui and the team at The Spine Center are here to provide expert care and support through your recovery journey. If you're suffering from a muscle or tendon strain and need professional care, schedule your consultation today. Call (210) 265-1116 or book your appointment online, and start your path to recovery with a team you can trust.

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