Muscle Strain

Muscle Strain

Muscle Strain services offered in Robbinsville and Neptune, NJ

Muscle strains are a common problem, especially among athletes. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD  and their exceptional team can offer treatments to treat your sprain. Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Muscle Strain Q & A

What are muscle strains?

A muscle strain is an injury to a muscle that results in overstretching or either partially or fully tearing the muscle. Muscle strains can be uncomfortable and can interfere with your quality of life and performance during sports or your daily activities. A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers non-operative approaches to treating sprains to help you get back out on the court, field, rink, or even just back to your daily activities as quickly as possible.

What are the common symptoms of a sprain?

A muscle strain may appear as:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Stiffness
  • Sharp or dull discomfort
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced mobility
  • Warmth

If you develop a muscle strain that’s severe or ongoing, consult the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine specialists for an evaluation.

What can cause a muscle strain?

Muscle strains are typically caused by a movement that causes the muscle to contract quickly and forcefully in a way that can cause the muscle fibers to stretch or tear. 

How does my doctor diagnose a muscle strain?

The A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team diagnoses a muscle strain after evaluating your injury with a thorough examination, reviewing your symptoms and medical history, checking your vital signs, and completing diagnostic tests, if needed. They may suggest further imaging tests such as x-rays, an in-office ultrasound examination or MRI to better understand the extent of your injury. 

How are muscle strains treated?

A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers nonsurgical approaches to treating muscle strains. They may suggest home remedies like ice or heat packs, supplements, medications, specialized bracing or modifying your activities for a period of time. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.

Additional treatment options include injury-specific exercise programs, physical therapy, medication prescriptions, injections, massage, nutrition counseling, osteopathic manual treatment, and acupuncture. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.

Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office or use the online booking feature to get treated for your muscle strain today.