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=== What is a Torn Muscle? === Edit

Muscle strain, muscle pull, or even a muscle tear refers to damage to a muscle or its attaching tendons.

Muscle tear is when a muscle tears part of or all muscle fibers, this can happen when the muscles are put under too much pressure, it can occur in activities, with sudden heavy lifting, during sports, or while performing work tasks.

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=== How Does Torn Muscles Affect the Muscular System? === Edit

Torn muscles affect your muscular system by stopping you from doing your usual everyday activities without pain and muscle damage can be in the form of tearing of the muscle fibers and the tendons attached to the muscle. The tearing of the muscle can also damage small blood vessels, causing local bleeding, or bruising, and pain caused by irritation of the nerve endings in the area.

=== Signs and Symptoms === Edit

Signs and symptoms include Swelling, bruising or redness, or open cuts due to the injury, pain at rest, pain when the specific muscle or the joint in relation to that muscle is used, weakness of the muscle or tendons and inability to use the muscle at all.

•                    Swelling, bruising or redness due to the injury

•                    Pain at rest

•                    Pain when the specific muscle is used

•                    Weakness of the muscle or tendons

•                    Inability to use the muscle at all

=== Diagnosis === Edit

The most common way to diagnose a torn muscle is throw a MRI. There are two types of torn muscles someone could be diagnosed with. There is a first degree is just a stretch injury, with little or no tearing. Then theirs second degree injury is a partial tear.

=== Treatment === Edit

There are many ways you can treat a torn muscle such as rest muscle, ice the area, compress the muscle elevate the injured limb and taking appropriate medication for the required amount of time.

- Diagnose the level of injury

- Rest the muscle

- Ice the area

-Compress the muscle

-Elevate the injured limb

-Take appropriate medication

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