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Muscle pain

Treatment of your muscle pain

Muscle pain can be explained in many ways such as: sudden injuries, strain, muscle stretching, repetitive movements or aches after muscular exertion or a static position sustained for too long. To better address these pains, the best option would be to rely on a physiotherapist.

How do I differentiate between muscle tear, stretch and strain?

A breakdown is mostly defined as a form of partial or complete tearing of a muscle. Muscle strain and muscle tear are two identical terms. In the event that the muscle fibers do not reach the breaking point, this includes muscle stretching or also called elongation.

When you practice a certain physical effort, deploying strength, this type of sudden injury could appear. Many sporting gestures are at the origin of a breakdown such as rapid and sudden changes of direction for example.

You have to take care of your body to avoid strains during sports training. Muscles that pass through two joints are the most fragile such as:

  • The gastrocnemius or calf muscle;
  • The hamstring: A muscle present behind the thigh;
  • Or the right femoral: One of the muscles that form the quadriceps at the front of the thigh.

If you feel the presence of some pain in the muscle, you suffer from a stretch or muscle strain. If you feel weak by losing more and more strength, it is almost impossible to continue the activity going on at this time. As a result of this lesion, swelling, heat or hematoma may appear.

How do I properly treat muscle pain?

These 3 tips could certainly help you promote healing faster:

  • Take a rest: If you notice the presence of some pain at the time of practicing a sports activity, it is necessary to take a break. It would therefore be possible to practice certain activities that do not increase pain. To promote healing, it is better to perform a small hectic session in everyday life.
  • Promote the application of compression: On the painful area, apply an elastic bandage. This is a great way to facilitate movement. If you notice the presence of a loss of sensation, or numbness, it certainly determines that your bandage is too tight.
  • Always place the affected limbs in elevation: To avoid swelling, it is better to opt for this trick to better promote healing.

In case of aches: Should I be worried?

After the practice of significant physical exertion, the occurrence of muscle soreness is quite a very natural thing. Caused by micro-tears of muscle fibers, muscles can develop further in all directions. It is normal to feel aches and pains after training.

With deep, diffuse muscle pain, people most often experience this sensation after strength training. During certain movements, the muscles are very sensitive even to touch. You feel pain within 24 to 48 hours of your workout. Multiple factors are therefore at the origin of these aches and pains by citing:

  • A viral infection;
  • Stress;
  • Or dehydration.

Symptoms of tendonitis

Tendonitis presents itself under the presence of certain pains. You may also experience a small form of local swelling and also redness.

Known as inflammation in the tendon, you may experience a deep and significant muscle contraction in an unusual way. Unlike muscle stretching, strain or aches, the pain is felt especially at the end of the muscle at the tendon.

Which professional should I refer?

In order to promote healing and give better results, many medical professionals could intervene. However, it is recommended to favor the intervention of a physiotherapist to properly assess the person’s case. He is able to indicate the appropriate treatments and for your muscle pain. It is even possible that he will later recommend a special recommendation to renowned professionals to speed up your rehabilitation.

To better relieve your pain, Physio + Hamel offers the services of better physiotherapists. You will be able to regain your mobility in no time.

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