Pulled Muscles

By Richard Romando

A human body gets its shape and all possible flex movements due to the presence of muscles. The contraction of the muscles voluntarily helps in moving the legs or hands while walking, or to turn the neck when somebody calls from behind. The muscles are made up of elastic fibers that make these movements possible.

Yet these bands of fibers are prone to wear are tear when exerted without giving it a proper ‘warm up’. Not only this, the muscles have a certain limit to flex and beyond that it gets ‘overstretched’. Also, there are problems in situations where the less flexible muscles are put to use. In other words, when a person suddenly tries to put a certain body part to action without giving the related muscles the right conditioning, there are good chances that the muscles will tear.

This kind of tear or injury caused in the muscle is called a Pulled Muscle. For instance, an athlete who practices high jumps without a proper warm up session ends up with a Pulled Muscle in the thigh. In a human body, muscles are attached to bones, muscles and organs with soft tissues called tendons, ligaments and fascia. A muscle pull may be said to occur when the tendon or the ligament tears. That is, Pulled Muscles may occur if muscle attached to the bones, muscles or even organs gets injured or torn.

A Pulled Muscle makes it difficult to move the swollen and bruised affected area. The best suggested aid is to use ice in the affected area and give proper rest to that affected limb. A Pulled Muscle affects those muscles that are injured in an accident, careless overstretching or excessive use through physical activities such as sports, exercises and exerting less flexible body parts.

It is very essential to maintain the strength and flexibility of muscles, to exercise to condition them, and to supply the right nutrition for the body to be in good shape.

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April 21, 2006