People are able to move because muscles contract and make the joints that they cross, move. Muscles attach on each side of the joint to bone by thick bands of fibrous tissue called tendons. When a muscle contracts, it shortens and pulls on the tendon, which allows the joint to go through a range of motion.
A strain occurs when the muscle tendon unit is stretched or torn. The most common reason for this is the overuse and stretching of the muscle. The damage may occur in 3 areas.
- The muscle itself may tear.
- The area where the muscle and tendon blend can tear.
- The tendon may rip away from the bone.
If you experience sprains or strains and would like to take a natural approach to health, we can help. Our clinic has an approach to better health at the mississauga therapy clinic.