Muscle Strain

Overusing muscles in the back can cause damage to soft tissue, which can lead to pain. Strains can limit movement in the affected muscle group. This usually happens when people put too much pressure on muscles during everyday activities. In minor injuries, the muscle or tendon is only over-stretched. However, severe injuries can cause a partial or complete tear of the tendon.





  • Sudden pain or tenderness
  • Swelling, bruising, or redness
  • Soreness
  •  Pain even at rest
  • Pain when the specific muscle is in use
  • A ‘knotted-up’ feeling
  • Inability to use the muscle, limited motion
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle spasms or cramps

Muscle strains are common, especially in the back. They often happen from overstretching vor overusing a muscle. If your work involves repetitive movements, you might be more likely to develop a chronic muscle strain injury. Muscle strains can be acute or chronic.

An acute strain is a serious injury that can occur when your muscle tears suddenly. This can happen while you’re doing activities like jumping, running, slipping, or lifting something heavy. Acute strains usually happen because of: –

  • Poor flexibility
  • Over-exertion
  • Fatigue
  • Poor conditioning
  • Not warming up before any physical activity

Chronic muscle strains often occur as the result of repetitive motions or injuries. These strains can occur from activities like sports, or from things like poor posture or holding your neck in an awkward position for a long period of time. If you find yourself repeatedly
experiencing muscle strain, it might be time to seek out help from a medical professional.

At Kalp Health Care, our wise and empathetic professionals take a transparent and innovative approach to ensure you receive the highest quality care, personalized to your unique health journey.

  • Comprehensive Assessment: Our expert professionals conduct a thorough assessment, which includes:
    • Patient Symptom Evaluation: We listen attentively and patiently to understand your symptoms.
    • Posture Analysis: We assess your posture to identify potential issues.
    • Physical and Functional Assessment: A comprehensive evaluation of your physical health and functionality.
  • In-Depth Evaluation: To ensure a holistic understanding, we consider various factors, such as:
    • Radiological Findings: Incorporating X-Ray, MRI, CT scans, and clinical correlation.
    • Lab Reports: Analyzing laboratory test results for a complete picture.
    • Medication History: Documenting past and current medications.
    • Medical and Surgical History: Understanding your medical journey.
    • Lifestyle Factors: Exploring lifestyle, work patterns, and daily routines.
    • Nutritional Assessment: Evaluating diet and nutrition, emphasizing fibrous foods, minerals, and hydration.
  • Personalized Approach: We believe in patient-centric care, tailoring our assessments and recommendations to your specific needs:
    • Climate Considerations: Recognizing the impact of climate on health.
    • Family History: Considering hereditary factors.
    • Daily Activity: Analyzing your daily routine.
    • Metabolic Assessment: Understanding your metabolic activity.
    • Exercise Routine: Assessing your physical activity regimen.


At Kalp Health Care, we believe in precision and personalization, our wise and empathetic approach ensures that your treatment is innovative, transparent, and, above all, centered around your unique needs and holistic health.That’s why:

Individualized Approach: Our expert team crafts unique treatment protocols for each patient.

Unique Needs: Even if two patients have a similar diagnosis, their treatments are tailored to their specific requirements.

Comprehensive Assessment: We consider not only the diagnosis but also your overall well-being, including physical, mental, emotional, and psychological health.

Holistic Care: Our patient-centric philosophy means that:

A 360-Degree View: We take into account every aspect of your health and life that may impact your well-being.

Emphasis on Well-being: Your treatment plan is designed to address not just physical pain but also your mental and emotional health.


  • Avoid injury by stretching daily.
  • Stretch after your exercise regime.
  • Start an exercise program after consulting your physician.
  • Do a warm-up routine before strenuous exercises, sports, etc.
  • Maintain a healthy weight as obesity can stress your muscles.
  • Always maintain good posture.

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I have been visiting the clinic for the past two years and my experience has been great. Dr. Kant is very knowledgeable and he treats his patients with full dedication and patience. I underwent treatment for my neck and back pain and I got relief after just a few sessions of dry needling. So, I would recommend everyone to visit KALP HEALTH CARE for any kind of physiotherapy treatment.

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At the age of 53, a back problem is scary when a doctor tells you that you need 10 days of bed rest or surgery! I went to Kalp expecting the usual steps of physiotherapy, but I couldn't even stand up straight or get out of bed without shooting pain. This is an example of not judging a book by its cover. Dr. Kant is a simple man but a magician when it comes to his treatment. He is passionate and positive about his treatment and knows the human body like the back of his hand. A dedicated team with Dr. Monika and Dr. Rakesh got me on my feet in just 3 days. This is the best treatment I could have asked for!

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Frequently Asked Questions

For a mild strain, you may be able to return to normal activities within three to six weeks with basic home care. For more severe strains, recovery can take several months. With proper treatment, most people recover completely.

  • Try not to sit in one position for too long. …
  • Maintain good posture when standing and sitting. …
  • Lift objects carefully. …
  • Take precautions to prevent falls, such as holding handrails on stairways, avoiding slippery surfaces, and keeping your floors uncluttered.
  • Lose weight if you’re overweight.

When you strain a muscle, you tear some of the muscle fibers. The more fibers you tear, the more serious your injury is and the longer it will take to recover. The strain may also affect your tendon and the research has shown that any muscle injury where the tendon has also torn usually takes a lot longer to heal.

Don’t stretch!

While it may seem counterintuitive, stretching a strained muscle only makes it worse. Your best bet involves avoiding any movement that agitates the affected area and continue to rest until the pain subsides.

There are several reasons why a person may be prone to muscle strains. The most common ones include not having a good posture, not hydrating enough, failing to warm-up before exercise, failing to stretch after exercise, or even not exercising enough.