The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
A muscle strain is the stretch or tear of a muscle or tendon.
A muscle strain occurs when the muscle is tight or is not strong enough to resist lengthening. The ability of the muscle to resist an over-stretch is called eccentric strength. An appropriate level of eccentric strength will protect a muscle from damage.
- Ensure correct remodelling of muscle fibres
- Improve flexibility
- Isometric strength
- Concentric strength
- Eccentric strength
- Plyometric strength
- Prevent future damage