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For over three decades, the Riverside California injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have helped thousands of clients who have had torn, pulled, or strained muscles. Call us today for a free initial consultation with a Riverside muscle strain attorney to discuss your specific injury, regardless of whether you have strained your muscle while working, playing sports, or at home.
Time is critical for all injuries as it is important to start the right healing process. That is especially true for muscle strains so be sure to contact your local Riverside doctor as soon as you can. Getting the proper help is also important for protecting your legal rights. It is important that you have Riverside personal injury lawyers on your side from the beginning who can guide you to maximize your case and your potential compensation. Our personal injury and work injury law firm can start helping you today so call us at any time at (951) 977-7787.
Muscle strain is the general term for muscle tears and muscle pulls. Muscle strains happen when an excessive amount of pressure or force is put on muscles that cause damage or tearing to the muscle fibers or surrounding tendons. Sudden overuse like this can happen while working, exercising, playing sports, lifting heavy objects, or doing daily chores.
Doctors have developed a system to grade muscle tears. The grade is largely based on how badly the muscle fibers have been hurt. Grade 1 muscle strains actually do not affect the strength of the muscle. In this case, not many muscle fibers have been overstretched and the pain is mild. Grade 2 muscle strains have much more pain than grade 1. The patient is aware of the muscle strength lost since it is greater in these cases. Swelling, bruising, and tenderness are further signs of Grade 2 muscle tears. Grade 3 muscle strains are very painful injuries that can be hard for the patient to deal with if they do not have pain medication. Discoloration and swelling are also more severe in these injuries. The muscles have been completely torn which causes the muscle not to be functional.
With any injury, it is always advisable to seek medical help especially if you are in pain. In the case of the following signs, most professionals would recommend that you seek immediate help. If you hear a “pop” or “popping” sound upon sustaining your injury, definitely call your doctor. Also, if there is significant swelling, you cannot walk or you have a lot of pain, a high fever, and/or you have open wounds, it is definitely the right move to call a doctor. In addition, if you have made the choice to stay home and try to heal there and your condition is the same or worse after one day, you probably want to call your doctor or advice the nurse for further guidance.
People pull muscles each and every day in a variety of ways. The following is a list of possible causes for muscle strains: sports injuries (like tennis, wrestling, football, softball, baseball, skateboarding, soccer, etc), on the job accidents, weightlifting too quickly or too intensely, slip and fall injuries, walking or running on an uneven surface, motorcycle accidents, auto/car accidents, pedestrian/crosswalk accidents, construction site accidents, work injuries, defective products, and trying to stop your body’s motion too quickly or awkwardly.
If you believe that you injured yourself at work, speak to a Riverside work accident lawyer to see how they can help.
Strains and sprains are commonly used inappropriately. Strains refer to tears for muscles and their tendons while sprains refer to injuries that occur to ligaments. Ligaments are what connect bones to bones.
The most common pulled muscles or muscle strains include tearing the rotator cuff, Achilles tendon tear, lower back muscle strain, pulled backs, abs (abdominal) muscle strains, calf muscle strain, hamstring muscle strain, quads (quadriceps) muscle strain, leg muscle strain, knee (or plantaris) muscle strain, groin pull or muscle strain, chest muscle strain, bicep muscle strain, and arm muscle strain. Many of these are common in sports but the majority of people will strain their back muscles over the course of their life.
Pulling a muscle is easy to do especially since American jobs are becoming more and more sedentary. The long hours sitting contributes to our muscles being tight and not stretched. Since muscle tears happen when we overstretch a muscle, these types of injuries are very common at work. Even office workers can do it as they try to lift the box full of reams of paper. In fact, muscle strains account for so many work-related injuries that they are the second most common on-the-job injury.
The most common ways people pull a muscle while working are: lifting heavy objects, tripping, falling, and stopping or rotating too quickly. We have extensive experience with workers’ compensation as well as personal injury cases for muscle strain injuries. At DiMarco | Araujo| Montevideo, we have the best Riverside workers’ compensation lawyers who promise to be there for you in your time of need.
It is always a good idea to contact a medical professional after suffering a pulled or torn muscle. Using X-rays and other diagnostic devices, your doctor can determine whether or not there was any damage to the surrounding bones. With muscle strains, it is important to determine whether the muscle was torn partially or completely. Surgery is possible for severe cases but many muscle strains are treated with RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) and anti-inflammatory medication (but be sure to speak with a doctor first before starting any treatment).
As any victim of a torn muscle can tell you, it is a very good idea to try and prevent muscle strains. The best ways to do this include staying in shape, starting your workout or sport slowly with a warm-up and then stretching and being careful to use proper form while lifting, running, turning your body or playing sports.
Contact us today at (951) 977-7787 so we can set up your free initial consultation and case evaluation. This meeting will be used to discuss your case, your options and answer all of your questions. We work for all of our clients on a contingency basis where you will not owe or pay us anything unless we do what you hire us to do and win your case.
The Riverside muscle strains injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo are one of the few companies around that still make house calls as we will meet you at your own home or your own hospital room if you are unable to come to our office. We are available to meet Monday – Friday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. We will also meet you (by appointment) on Saturdays, Sundays, and in the evening.