How can I tell the difference between a strained muscle vs. an injury that requires medical attention?
Everyone has strained or pulled a muscle at some point in time. It is usually minor pain and soreness that resolves relatively quickly. The more serious injuries usually occur at the muscle attachment to the bone otherwise known as the tendon insertion. Tendon tears are usually associated with significantly more pain, bruising, swelling and often times loss of function. The swelling and bruising are usually pretty noticeable and the area is often times very tender to touch.