What is a Muscle Injury?
A muscle injury can develop in many different forms, including a strain, pull, or tear. In all of these cases, damage occurs in the muscle and can lead to pain and discomfort that may require treatment. At Tricity Pain Associates, we treat pain associated with muscle injuries through advanced treatment options. With personalized treatment plans, we can provide the most accurate form of care for your specific needs and concerns. Before suggesting any procedure, we also work to create an accurate diagnosis and understand the source of the problem. To learn more, we invite you to contact one of our Texas pain management facilities to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced specialists.
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Symptoms of a Muscle Injury
The symptoms a muscle injury can vary based on the location and type of injury, but they typically include:
- Swelling and inflammation in the affected area
- Discomfort and pain when resting or when using the affected muscle
- Weakness or being unable to use the muscle at all
It is important to seek treatment if these symptoms persist and do not get better on their own. With prompt care, further damage to the muscle may be prevented.
What Causes a Muscle Injury?
A muscle injury can occur from continuous use of the muscle or due to a trauma. This could happen during a physical activity or in an instance when the muscle is stretched beyond its capacity. You should seek immediate care if you hear a popping sound that occurs with injury, notice immediate swelling, or have an open wound. In order to accurately diagnose an injury to the muscle, a physical exam with be conducted and may be followed up by an x-ray or another digital scan to eliminate any other injuries that could have occurred.
Treatments for a Muscle Injury
Treatment for a muscle injury may be dependent upon the extent, type, and location of the injury. However, care can range from medication and physical therapy to injection treatments to reduce swelling and pain. After your diagnostic testing, our team of pain management specialists with be able to provide a more accurate form of treatment for your specific needs. If the pain persists, you may need additional treatments or a change in your procedure plan. We will also provide any at-home care instructions to aid in your recovery process and ensure the best possible results.
Diminish Muscle Pain
There are several factors that can contribute to a muscle injury that may require treatment. Our team of pain management specialists offers long-term results to allow you to live more comfortably after an injury. Contact one of our Texas pain management facilities to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation with a skilled member of our team.