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Strains, Sprains and Muscle Aches

With the fall sport season just around the corner it’s time to carefully evaluate your fitness and conditioning plan. After all, nothing spoils a return to sport celebration like an old fashioned muscle strain.

runner with a hamstring pull

Basically, a muscle strain or pulled muscle occurs when your muscle is overstretched or torn. Usually strains occur as a result of overuse, fatigue or poor technique. Strains can occur in any muscle, but typically our clients present with lower back, neck, shoulder and hamstring issues.


Common symptoms of a muscle strain include:

  • Sudden pain

  • Limited range of motion

  • Bruising

  • Swelling

  • Spasms

  • Stiffness

  • Weakness

  • Inability to use the muscle

Usually, you can recover from a mild to moderate muscle strain in a few weeks. More severe strains may take longer to heal. Fortunately, our physiotherapists can assess the severity of your injury, provide an effective treatment plan and guide your recovery. Our goal is to get you back in the game!