We treat all types of muscle and tendon strains however the most common conditions we treat are:
There are many causes and degrees of muscle and tendon strains with a wide range of consequences and outcomes. Athletes or sportspeople can experience acute muscle tears whilst competing, causing them to stop the activity immediately. Picture an athlete or footballer pulling up with a torn hamstring.
Muscle and tendon strains can also be the result of repetitive activity putting persistent and continued strain through a muscle or tendon. Conditions such as golfers or tennis elbow are examples of repetitive tendon strain injuries.
Muscles enjoy a healthy blood supply meaning that they have a good capacity for healing. Generally strained or torn muscles will take 2-6 weeks to heal, depending on the extent of the injury.
As well as advising on rehabilitative exercises, osteopaths can help the healing process by gently stretching the muscle and keeping the effected joint mobilised whilst the muscle heals.