Specialist expertise: Sports Injuries, Paediatric Injuries, Sports and Exercise Medicine, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Concussion, Frozen Shoulder.
A strain is a pull, twist/tear of a muscle or tendon. Strains are very common sports injuries, especially for those who play contact sports. Similarly to sprains, strains can be either a minor tear, to a complete tear of a muscle/tendon – which usually happens in muscles or tendons between two joints. Common strain injuries include Achilles tendon strain; an injury that occurs in the Achilles tendon, and a condition that runners normally experience. Some symptoms include swelling around or within the tendon itself, pain, and or stiffness.