Muscle Strain

When a muscle is overstretched or torn, it is called muscle strain or pulled muscle. The symptoms include sudden pain, soreness, bruising, limited movement, muscle stiffness and weakness. The causes are poor flexibility, overexertion, lifting heavy objects, slip and fall, run, jump, and failure to warm up before physical activity.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published on this website are written by Verified Health and Wellness Experts and Therapists. The Content has been moderated by the iCliniq Content Review Team before publication. Post your health questions on iCliniq-Wellness by choosing the right Wellness Specialty and get them answered. Your queries will be answered 24/7 by top Wellness Experts from iCliniq-Wellness.

I am experiencing strained back muscles even from minimal activities. Can you suggest ways to heal it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a strain in my back that does not heal. Instead, it strains anew from everything I do. I am at the point where I can easily re-strain several times a week: simple tasks like lifting a small pot of water or moving a laptop and sitting up off of my floor bed setup. I have been dealin...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.There is a tear and nerve compression in your lower back, giving you severe pain. Can you share your medical reports with me?In the meantime, there is only one suggestion the best I can give is to take rest as much as possible. Take healthy calcium and vitamins rich diet a...  Read Full »

My elbow pains a lot while doing exercise and climbing. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a climber's elbow, it has been there for years, and nothing I do helps to relieve the pain. My elbow's soreness is mainly isolated to the pronator teres muscle, and it pains whenever I do vertical pulling exercises such as pull up, pull-downs, and seated rows. I recently stopped e...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You would have probably lifted too much weight that your body could not handle in the first session. We need to first prepare your body for that activity with less load initially in any training. Once your body is ready to take it, you can increase the load by increa...  Read Full »

Did I damage my ligament while playing football?

Query: Hi doctor, I was just playing football and got stamped on rather severely. I always get studded, but this one is much worse than the rest. The top side of my foot and a bit to the right has large swelling and pain. Is there any ligament damage? I hope not as it was only the first game of the season....  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photo that you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I think it might be grade 3 strain and there is no such tear of ligament. But, it is always good to get confirmed about it. Have an x-ray as soon as possible. You can follow the menti...  Read Full »

Why do I still feel pain or discomfort due to a back injury two months back?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a back injury two months back. It happened while doing backbend training. I got soreness in my back for few hours. On the next day, my range of motion got limited and I was unable to do extension or flexion. I had pain and compression around the sides of the lower back and middle bac...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not try to stretch any body part or a full-body first. Stretching needs to be done regularly while doing exercise and it can be extended day by day and not by once. For low back pain, I suggest you do some exercise slowly first without any pressure for a ...  Read Full »

I have an uncomfortable feeling in my right foot. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,On my right leg, I am unable to pull my foot back and stretch my calf. This creates an uncomfortable feeling quite often as it always feels like I need to stretch it. I am not sure if this would have anything to do with my ankle being rolled on the same leg (right) earlier in the year? How...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well your condition might have occurred due to tightness of the Achilles tendon or calf muscle tightness. We need to check for any kind of ankle mortise popping out of position. Sometimes, the talus bone gets locked up due to unusual twisting. There might be strain due to...  Read Full »

Why do I get low back pain after a hard gag reflex?

Query: Hi doctor, I was brushing my tongue yesterday, and I gagged too hard. Because once I did, I felt my back crack a little, and I do not know if the wrong bone had cracked or if it cracked too hard. But now I am having lower back pains, and it is very uncomfortable. It feels like I am straining my ba...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, you had a joint crack, and that should not be a problem. But in the process, you strained or pulled a muscle that is be the source of your problem. Nothing to worry about. As of now, I recommend you to lie on your stomach and do some cobra stretchi...  Read Full »

How to cure elbow and shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pain in my right elbow and shoulder for a couple of weeks. I lift heavy weights and workout every day. I am doing this for many years, so this is nothing new. But, it is agony now to hold the bar in squats. If I am lying on the floor with the elbow at 90 degrees, I cannot put t...  Read Full »


Thomas Jefferson K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am glad to respond to your query.  Read Full »

Can TENS be used to manage muscle pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I played volleyball on Monday night and everything was fine but then I played squash on Tuesday night. My glutes were really really sore on Wednesday. Just deep muscle soreness, But I chalked it up to not having played in 9 months. Then I played volleyball Wednesday night too. And thi...  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history it sounds more of a muscle strain or you can say it as DOMS which is sometimes common as one lands or take a flight for taking up the shot but the pain is not reducing, is not making things clear, whether it is a DOMS or muscle strain as both of it s...  Read Full »

There is swelling and pain under breast after injury. Is it due to rib fracture?

Query: Hi doctor, I was kicked under my right breast six days ago. I thought the pain I felt was just muscle so I used rapid relief spray but still the pain is there. The area is slightly swollen and I feel pain when I bend, or when I put pressure on the right side. Also I cannot carry things that I used ...  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing the brief history. I will advice to take up an X-ray. Any muscular injury will heal within a day or three maximum. If the pain is persisting, then better to take an X-ray to rule out any hairline fracture of the rib. Post X-ray, you may need...  Read Full »

How can the muscle pain in fibula be cured?

Query: Hello doctor,Last week, I went to play basketball for 3 to 4 days and after playing, there was muscle pain in fibula part of the leg. And if I take one day rest, and again go to play, then again the pain resumes. Please suggest me some cure.  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As this pain looks to be more of muscle fatigue. As the fatigue is going to set in because of a less muscular part in the leg region. Mostly the anterior portion of the leg pains which is the fascia pain. You can use icing to reduce the pain. For having a good sports...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Wellness Expert Online

Choose a Specialty
* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.