trapezius muscle strain
ICD-10-CM Code S29.012A can be used to diagnosis strain of muscle.
Did you ever felt a sudden pain in your ankle due to a twist while walking? And that pain made you immovable. Or did you ever feel pain in your back of shoulders or hamstrings, and that pain remains for 3 to 4 days? Let’s see the science behind it. This pain is due to stretched or torn muscle fibers and is called muscle strain. Now the question here arises why does it happen? When you stretch your muscle too far, its fibers get injured. Especially when you are running too fast or lifting heavy things. Athletes and sportspeople are more likely to get muscle strain because they got involved in heavy activities daily.
Types of Muscle strain:
There are three types of muscle strain
A mild muscle strain
A moderate muscle strain
A severe muscle strain
Mild muscle strain can be treated at home with a little effort because only a few muscle fibers are mildly injured in mild strain. More muscles are injured or torn in moderate muscle strain; it may cause swelling or a bruise. But in severe muscle strain, one needs to see a doctor because, in this stage, the muscle loses its functionality. So it needs to be appropriately treated.
Causes of Muscle Strain:
There are so many factors that can lead you to muscle strain. To prevent pain or any muscle injury, try to avoid these factors.
- Whenever you’re exercising, practicing your dance lessons, doing yoga, or any other intense physical activity under any professional. He will always tell you to do a warm-up. The reason behind doing that warm-up is to prepare your body and muscles to stretch and contract accordingly. No proper warming up of your body can cause muscle strain.
- When your body is not flexible enough, and you push it so far, it also causes muscle strain.
- Lifting heavy things can also cause muscle strain
- When you’re sitting in the same position for so long, and your neck is in an uncomfortable posture, it may injure your neck muscles.
- Heavy sports etc.
Symptoms of Muscle strain:
There are few symptoms and for examining your defected body parts to know if you got a muscle strain or not:
Attack of sudden pain or tenderness
Difficulty in movement
Swelling of a defective body part
Loss of muscle strength or functioning
Muscle strain Treatment:
Mild muscle strain can easily be treated at home by using a RICE strategy. Rice stands for Rest, Ice, compression, and elevation. By taking rest, by not pushing your muscles not even a little bit, by icing the defective part, by putting a plaster on to support your injured muscles, and by elevating (position your strained arm, leg, etc.) in a high position. This is how you can heal your pulled muscles. Try to avoid demanding physical activities for a couple of days so that your strained muscle get time to recover properly.
In case of severe muscle injury, you need to get in touch with an orthopedist as soon as possible. He will recommend proper medication with your doctor’s help and might put a cast on your pulled muscle so that injured muscles can have support. In this way, the muscle will heal properly.
Recovery Time of muscle strain
A mildly injured muscle may take two to three weeks to heal properly. In contrast, moderate muscle strain may take one to three months in the healing process. But severe muscle takes a longer time period to heal because, in this case, muscles are injured to the extent where they lose their functioning. It may take several months to get healed properly.
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