Recovering from a Muscle Tear – Dr Kevin Leemainadmin
What Are Muscle Tears?
Muscle tears are partial or complete ruptures of the muscle fibers. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may experience pain, swelling and bruising in addition to weakness in your affected area
There are three types of muscle tears:
- Partial tendon rupture – When only part of a tendon is torn from its attachment on bone (tendinopathy). This type is most common among athletes who participate in sports that require repetitive movements such as tennis players or weightlifters because these activities put stress on tendons over time; however it can also occur as a result of trauma such as falling down stairs while running at full speed!
- Complete tendon rupture – When all fibers within a tendon are torn away from their attachments on bone (rupture). This type occurs when there has been significant force placed directly onto tendons during an accident such as getting hit by another player while playing basketball or soccer…
Diagnosis of Muscle Tears
Muscle tears can be diagnosed by a physical examination and imaging tests, such as X-rays and MRI scans.
Treatment Options for Sports Injuries in Singapore
There are many different treatment options for sports injuries in Singapore. Depending on the type and severity of your injury, you may be able to recover without surgery.
If surgery is necessary, however, there are several types available depending on what part of your body has been injured. Surgery may be required if you have a complete or partial tear of your muscle that does not heal on its own or if you have pain when moving the affected area. Surgery usually involves repairing torn tendons with sutures (stitches) or using surgical staples to hold them together while they heal.
The most common non-surgical treatments include:
- Physical therapy – This can help reduce pain and swelling by improving mobility and strength around the injured area. It also helps with range of motion so that you can resume normal activities as soon as possible after an injury occurs (or prevent further injuries).
- Braces – These devices provide support for joints or muscles that have been injured but do not require surgery to heal properly; they’re often used in conjunction with physical therapy sessions because they give patients something extra while working out at home or during clinic visits.
Other options include:
Recovery After Muscle Tear Treatment
- Rest the affected muscle. You should refrain from using the injured area for at least two weeks, and then gradually return to exercise.
- Take painkillers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil). These medications can help reduce inflammation and ease discomfort caused by muscle tears.
- Consider physical therapy if you have recurring problems with your muscles or joints, or if you have difficulty performing daily activities because of an injury or illness that has affected your mobility
Prevention of Muscle Tears
- Stretching before exercise
- Wearing the right gear
- Maintaining a healthy weight
Dr Kevin Lee is an orthopaedic surgeon in Singapore specializing in treating sports injuries of the lower limb, Hip & Knee Surgeries, Arthroscopic Surgery, and Cartilage Repair.
Let Dr Lee answer your questions regarding your knee injuries today. Contact us at +65 6737 0558 .