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In athletes and sports enthusiasts, muscular injuries may stem from a direct blow or trauma (contusion injury), sudden forceful movement or from overuse. Muscular injuries occur most frequently through forceful contracting of the muscle while stretching it. In a contusion injury, the muscle is impacted externally (e.g. contact sports). Overuse injuries occur as a result of exercising the same muscles repeatedly and subjecting them to strain. Muscular injuries can be a tear in the fascia (sheath of connective tissue beneath the skin) or the muscle fibres, or the muscle may rupture completely.
In more severe injuries, the muscle may not respond to treatment and surgery may be necessary. However, physiotherapy is generally successful and you can return to sports in 2 to 3 months. We will educate you in ways to prevent future injury through a thorough conditioning program that involves stretching and strengthening exercises, warm up and cool down stretches and even proper hydration and nutrition.
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