Leg Muscle Tears: Symptoms, Tests, and Treatments
Muscle tears in the leg are painful injuries that typically result from playing a sport, heavy lifting, or can occur non-traumatically during your day-to-day routine. Muscle strain, and tears in the muscle or tendons, may be localized and affect a specific part of the leg or a specific group of the leg’s muscles.
A torn leg muscle is a serious injury that requires professional medical care. The physicians at West Medical are well versed in treating cases of leg muscle tears and strains, and provide top tier care from the onset of injury and throughout the recovery process.
Contact us at (855) 690-0565 to explore your options and be seen by a member of our experienced medical team. Muscle tears of the leg are injuries that may require the knowledge of a specialist or a surgeon, and the doctors at West Medical possess a solid success record of care. A visit with one of our highly regarded specialists can help you determine the best course of treatment for you.
Symptoms of a Torn/Strained Leg Muscle
- Bruising, swelling, and tenderness
- Pain during movement and during rest
- Muscle or tendon weakness
- Many muscle tears/strains are accompanied by a popping/snapping sound
Tests for Leg Muscle Tears/Strains
During an examination, a doctor will determine the severity of your leg muscles tear, whether it’s a strain, partial tear, or a complete tear. Depending on your doctor’s diagnosis and recommendation, various levels of treatment may be required. Sometimes an x-ray or scan is used to determine if additional injuries have been sustained relating to the muscle tear or strain. Your doctor’s physical exam should help him or her determine the seriousness of your injury and what treatment plan is best implemented.
Treatments for Tears/Strains in Leg Muscles
Depending on the severity of your injury, treatments and recovery time varies. A major leg muscle tear might require surgical intervention to ensure proper healing. In other, less serious cases, rest, bracing, and physical therapy are more appropriate methods of care. A visit with one of the specialists at West Medical can help you determine the best treatment and recovery plan for your specific case. The physicians at West Medical possess extensive experience treating injuries of the leg muscles. Our doctors are capable and compassionate caregivers who provide unparalleled skills and insight into each of our cases, from the onset of the injury and on through recovery. Call us today at (855) 690-0565 to make an appointment with one of our experienced doctors and explore your medical options.
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