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1832 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tel. (213) 484-0040

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11540 Santa Monica Blvd.
Second Floor - Suite #203
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel. (310) 477-9210
 

Strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon in which the muscle fibers tear as a result of overstretching. Strains are also colloquially known as pulled muscles. The equivalent injury to a ligament is a sprain .

Symptoms

Typical symptoms of a Strain include:

Causes

Strains are a result of muscular-fibre tears due to overstretching. They can happen while doing everyday tasks and are not restricted to athletes. Nevertheless, people who play sports are more at risk of developing a strain due to increased muscle use.

Treatment

The first-line treatment for a muscular strain in the acute phase include four steps commonly known as R.I.C.E.

The ice and compression (cold compression therapy) will stop the pain and swelling while the injury starts to heal itself. Controlling the inflammation is critical to the healing process and the icing further restricts fluid leaking into the injured area as well as controlling pain.

Cold compression therapy wraps are a useful way to combine icing and compression to stop swelling and pain.

This immediate treatment is usually accompanied by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(e.g., ibuprofen), which both reduce the immediate inflammation, and serve an analgesic.

It is recommended that the person injured should consult a medical provider if the injury is accompanied by severe pain, if the limb cannot be used, or if there is noticeable tenderness over an isolated spot. These can be signs of a broken or fractured bone, a sprain , or a complete muscle tear.

Therapeutic ultrasound can be used to break down poorly healed muscle strains and permit them to heal properly.

Call your doctor or Dr. Harounian?s Clinic at 213-484-0040 if the pain does not go away after several weeks.

Dr. Harounian?s Clinic is a fully equipped podiatry facility, with all the necessary medical tools and services, required to treat and cure all Foot & Ankle related disorders, problems and infection, including Athlete Foot , Yeast Infection and Toenail Fungus infections.

Dr. Harounian is one of few certified podiatrist in southern California, licensed to perform Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment known as Pin Pointe Foot Laser procedures.

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