Strains

  • Definition

    A strain is when a muscle becomes overstretched and tears. This painful injury, also called a "pulled muscle," can be caused by an accident, improper use of a muscle, or overuse of a muscle.


    Alternative Names

    Pulled muscle


    Considerations


    Causes

    • Excessive physical activity or effort
    • Improperly warming up before a physical activity
    • Poor flexibility