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Strain Diseases

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A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon. A sprain is an injury to a ligament;
Strain: Muscle or tendon injury; compare sprain.

Strain: (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces.

Types of Strain

Two common sites for a strain are the back and the hamstring muscle (located in the back of the thigh). Contact sports such as soccer, football, hockey, boxing, and wrestling put people at risk for strains. Gymnastics, tennis, rowing, golf, and other sports that require extensive gripping can increase the risk of hand and forearm strains. Elbow strains sometimes occur in people who participate in racquet sports, throwin

Strain Diseases

Strain Diseases

g, and contact sports

Causes of Strain:

A strain is caused by twisting or pulling a muscle or tendon. Strains can be acute or chronic. An acute strain is caused by trauma or an injury such as a blow to the body; it can also be caused by improperly lifting heavy objects or overstressing the muscles. Chronic strains are usually the result of overuse–prolonged, repetitive movement of the muscles and tendons.


The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Strain includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • RICE – rest, ice, compression, elevation
  • NSAIDs
  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Surgical repair
  • Rehability and recovery treatments

Neuromusculoskeletal medicine deals with the systems of the body as a whole, and practitioners believe that an imbalance between the nervous system, blood vessels, musculature and skeletal framework of the body causes diseases and disorders. A doctor of osteopathy (D.O.), or an osteopath is a physician who deals with the structure and function of the body, and uses manipulations to help the body heal itself. This holistic approach relies on all the neuromusculoskeletal systems of the body as an integral part of health. Osteopaths take a hands-on approach to disease, and though they are licensed to practice medicine, they use chiropractic-type adjustments or physical therapy in their treatment, and prefer to use medication and surgery as a last resort.

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