"Pulled" muscles are a common occurrence on the athletic field.8,9 These strains are a physiologic failure of the musculo-tendinous unit to remain in complete functional continuity. Tissue tension failure can occur at the origin or insertion, muscle belly, and, most commonly, at the musculotendinous junction. Failure may be graded by the degree of involvement of the acting cross-sectional area damaged. The usual mechanism is an overwhelming extension force on an eccentrically contracting muscle.10,11 Warm-up programs may have a preventive effect.12 Treatment is similar to that outlined for a thigh contusion and initially includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be helpful to delineate degree of damage. Healing and rehabilitation progress through the three stages of tissue injury, inflammation, and remodeling.3 The different muscles typically involved are discussed.
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