The Pain Associated with Muscle Pulls in Soccer

Jody Wiebe, physiotherapist, discusses The Pain Associated with Muscle Pulls in Soccer

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Jody Wiebe, physiotherapist, discusses The Pain Associated with Muscle Pulls in Soccer
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Featuring Jody Wiebe, BSc, MPT

The Pain Associated with Muscle Pulls in Soccer Duration: 1 minute

A muscle pull or a muscle strain is when the muscle has been stretched past the length of the muscle fibers and actual tearing of the muscle fibers occur.

Signs and symptoms include pain at the site of the pull as well as swelling and bruising, depending on the severity. If the pull is significant enough or severe enough, then there can be limited range of motion at the joints that are connected to that muscle group.

For soccer players, at the time of the muscle pull it can be very painful, and depending on the degree of the pull, it can actually limit the ability to walk or weight bear on it. And also depending again on the severity of the muscle pull there may be significant swelling and/or bruising.

If a snap or a pop is heard at the time of injury, it's indicative of a more severe muscle pull and that should be followed up by a visit to the physician or the physiotherapist as soon as possible.

Presenter: Ms. Jody Wiebe, Physiotherapist, Surrey, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.