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Physio For Muscle Strains

Physiotherapy can be very beneficial for treating muscle strains. When an injured muscle experiences a muscle tear or sprain, it can greatly benefit from physiotherapy treatment. Here at Head2Toe Carrigaline during your session, our physiotherapist will assess the severity of the injury, whether it’s an acute or chronic injury, and create a personalised rehabilitation program to help the muscle heal. This may involve working on a range of motion, strengthening exercises, and recovery time

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Woman receiving physio treatment for shoulder pain at Head2Toe clinic in Carrigaline.

Symptoms Of A Muscle Tear 

Symptoms of a muscle tear can include sudden and severe muscle pain, a bruise at the injured area, muscle tightness, and a large lump of muscle tissue. Additionally, you may experience a tendon or ligament compression and a noticeable reduction in muscle strength. When a torn muscle occurs, the contraction of the muscle can be extremely painful and you may have difficulty moving the affected limb. Strains include quadriceps muscle strain injuries and hamstring muscle strain injuries, which can lead to pain-free movement for only a few minutes at a time. It is important to book an appointment with a physiotherapist to properly diagnose and begin the treatment of a muscle injury.

  • Swelling
  • Bruising or redness
  • Aching pain at rest in the acute phrase
  • An increase in pain when the muscle is being used
  • Significant lost of strength when affected muscle is contracting to complete a task

How Do Physiotherapists Treat Muscles Tears?

Here at Head2Toe, our physiotherapists will treat muscle tears by first assessing the severity of the injury. Depending on the grade of the tear, the treatment process varies. For a grade I tear, which is a small tear with minimal damage within the muscle tissue, the rehabilitation process may focus on stretching and strengthening the affected muscle groups. This may also include gentle muscle work to help promote healing and regain range of motion. For a grade II or grade III tear, which involves a more significant and severe muscle strain, the approach to treatment may be more intensive. This could involve an acute muscle injury program focusing on reducing pain and swelling, and gradually progressing to regaining strength and function. The immediate treatment for a severe muscle strain may also include measures to protect the area and support the individual, such as using crutches if they are unable to walk or providing braces or supports for the affected muscle. The rehab program may also focus on promoting a pain-free sensation in the muscle and supporting the healing stage of the muscle.

Different Types Of Muscle Strains 

Muscle strains can range from mild to severe, typically categorised as grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3. Grade 1 consists of muscle fibres being stretched, grade 2 involves more extensive damage with partial muscle fibres being torn, and grade 3 means the muscle is completely torn. Regardless of the severity, it’s important to seek out physiotherapy to properly treat and strengthen the muscle.

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Stefanie Adamek
Stefanie Adamek
11/12/2023
Had treatment from Nayna the chiropractor and barry the physio. Sorted my hip and shoulder pain. Thanks so much. Easy booking and overall great experience.
Dots 77
Dots 77
20/11/2023
Amazing experience throughout and incredibly professional. Yvonne truly works wonders. Customer service at its finest, brilliant.
Edel Russell
Edel Russell
27/10/2023
Excellent treatment and advice from Barry and the team - very professional service provided
Gay Butler
Gay Butler
10/10/2023
Dr. Nayna Boohla was incredible adjusting my twisted back and hips after a fall I took in the rain on holiday. She is very caring and incredibly knowledgable at chiropractic and Accupuncture. And only because of her I could continue my trip for another 3 weeks.
Dylan Roche
Dylan Roche
07/10/2023
Yvonne is a miracle worker! I was in pain for months with lower back pain and nothing was working--went to Yvonne at Head to Toe and over time she has made my pain manageable and most days non-existent! She listened to me and we worked out a plan that included me getting back to the gym and getting off pain killers, and so far its working out brilliantly! I can actually move again and enjoy my life which frankly, didn't seem possible 6 months ago...I cannot recommend Yvonne highly enough-Thank you!
livvy simpson
livvy simpson
16/09/2023
I had my first session yesterday! After years of injuring my back while working I’ve had masseuses refuse to touch it out of fear of damaging my back even more. I’ve had numbness in my arm, terrible sleeping patterns and my lower back locks up very often. Out of fear, I was nervous to try acupuncture but Nayna was so calm and made the process very relaxing. She took all the time she needed, clicking and relieving my back, neck, arms, pelvis and legs. I slept like a baby last night for the first time in ages! My back was so inflamed and I can now feel the instant relief after going only once. It is costly but so so worth it (in my opinion the expense of going to many cheaper places adds up and doesn’t have the same effect). I’m able to go about my day pain free and I’m not even taking any pain killers or anti inflammatories, I feel amazing! Thank you Nayna X
Caoilfhionn Lee
Caoilfhionn Lee
19/07/2023
I went to Barry Murphy Mid April for physical therapy treatment due to ongoing pain in my left hip and lower back brought on from running. In short Barry was fantastic. Not only did he help alleviate symptoms he also gave me the tools and skills to ensure that I wont end up in the same place again. Thanks to Barry, I now have a much better understanding of my body and how it works and how to take care of it. Finally he's a lovely guy and completely put me at my ease.
Louise Attard
Louise Attard
13/07/2023
Yvonne and her team are amazing! Yvonne has honestly been life changing! I couldn't do anymore the things i liked doing day to day with the pain i was experiencing..... Yvonne gave me my life back! I couldn't recommend her more! THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Lyndsey Cremin
Lyndsey Cremin
22/06/2023
Yvonne and her team are amazing! They helped me recover from my 1st pregnancy and kept me going through my second. Meeting Yvonne has honestly been life changing! I couldn't recommend her more! THANK YOU!
Kinga Susek
Kinga Susek
22/05/2023
Yvonne is the best Chiropractic in the world. This charming woman can fix the spine like no one else. He treats everyone individually. everyone is taken care of. Highly recommended.