10 Symptoms of Pulled Muscles

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A pulled (strained) muscle is typically due to a rapid force that the muscle cannot overcome ending up in over stretching or tearing of the muscle tissue. However, muscles of the neck, shoulder, lower back, and hamstrings are the ones most affected.

Mild to moderate cases can be treated at home with RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and anti-inflammatory medications, while severe muscle strains and muscle tears require professional medical treatment. It may take you days-weeks to recover from a mild or moderate muscle injury, while it may take you months to fully recover after a severe muscle strain. If left untreated, a strained muscle can lead to more tearing of the tissue and a longer recovery

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a pulled muscle may help you prevent it from getting worse. Here are 10 pulled muscle symptoms that you should be aware of.

Symptom #1: Sudden Intense Pain

Any injury of the muscle, especially severe injuries, are accompanied by pain. The pain can be sudden and intense, starting immediately after the injury and tending to get worse as the hours pass.

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