Strains (“pulled muscle”) are injuries to muscles or tendons, which are what connect muscles to bone. They can be caused suddenly by forceful stress on a muscle or develop gradually due to repetitive motion. Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon as a result of a strain or other injury.
- Tender to touch
- Increased pain with movement
- Redness and possibly bruising
- Rest – avoid activities that cause increased pain
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical therapy
- Laser therapy