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Strains

Strains

A strain is a mild injury caused by overstretching muscles, ligaments, or tendons. Most strains respond well to home treatment and heal on their own.

Last Revised: June 27, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

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