Talk:Strain (injury)

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I believe this sentence to be untrue: "Nevertheless, people who play sports are more at risk of developing a strain due to increased muscle". Athletes do have more muscles, but as they acquire more muscles the yield point rises as well. Tendons and muscles gain toughness when exercised. Athletes are prone to strains as they get into risky situations more often during practice. Another factor leading to strains is preliminary impairment due to high stresses in practice or former competition. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:06, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Can Someone Check this Out ?[edit]

Please excuse if I am editing this in the wrong place. This edit is to say that I was searching for "strain" and found this article. Over the many years and in the neighborhood of 15-20 strain incidents I have noticed that two things seem, and I emphasize seem, to be very helpful and am commenting here in hope that someone with better access than I have to research can comment on what I say, anything from calling it anecdotal to explaining why it is reasonable. So here the two things are, and I do not see them in the PRICE method. First, and this may seem obvious at first but it isn't, immediately stop what you are doing that appeared to cause the strain. Second, and this was touched upon in the article as of 4/22/2013, take an initial dose of a NSAID right away. I've done it this way about 5 of the times (all the most recent) and I never feel pain after the first few minutes. Before I did these two simple things I could easily be incapacitated for 4-6 days (the strain was always in my back and always as a result of some ill-advised bodybuilding trick). I can appreciate that being overly inclined to use a NSAID could lead to worsened bleeding and I would like to see comment on that as well. --Rabidbilly (talk) 18:46, 24 April 2013 (UTC)


As I understand it, a tendon does not have muscle fibers, so I'm not sure how "A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon in which the muscle fibers tear as a result of overstretching." can be correct. Is there another name for a tendon injury due to acute overstretching? Some type of Tendinopathy? -- Beland (talk) 21:16, 6 May 2013 (UTC) this may answer your question.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:12, 10 May 2013 (UTC) 

Proposed merge[edit]

A merge has been proposed between Pulled hamstring and this article (not by me). Thoughts? --LT910001 (talk) 03:04, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Oppose. A pulled hamstring is a notable entity in itself and should be retained as a separate article. --LT910001 (talk) 03:04, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

With no consensus over 4+ months I'm removing the merge tags.--LT910001 (talk) 23:49, 15 April 2014 (UTC)