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The Long Beach California muscle strain injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo know just how hard muscle strain injuries are on a person. They know you deserve help and you deserve your rights to be protected and upheld. If you have a strained muscle, call our injury law firm for a free initial consultation and case evaluation regardless of whether you strained your muscle while at the gym exercising, while you were on the job, playing a sport or at home.
Getting timely medical help and legal help are crucial for your overall physical, mental and emotional recovery. It can be very stressful to be injured especially when it wasn’t your fault. It is critical that you have injury lawyers guiding you from the beginning. Call (562) 372-3960 today to allow our personal injury and work injury law firm to start helping you. That way, you can heal while we fight for you.
Muscle tear or a pulled muscle are two ways people also refer to muscle strains. Muscle strains are the result of excessive or sudden force or pressure that is directed onto muscles. This causes damage and/or tearing of the muscle fibers and surrounding tendons. The sudden overextension of a muscle is rather painful and can take quite some time to fully recover. This injury can occur when someone is playing sports, exercising, working, doing daily chores, lifting heavy objects, and during many other activities. A very typical example of a muscle strain is an athlete trying to change directions too quickly and pulling a leg muscle like their hamstring or their quads.
Over thirty years, our Long Beach work injury firm has seen almost every type of scenario that causes muscle strains. We have the experience to take care of your case. The following is a short list of the more common causes for pulled muscles or muscle strains: defective products, on the job accidents, auto/car accidents, work injuries, sports injuries (especially tennis, wrestling, football, soccer, and track and field), walking or running on an uneven surface, slip and fall injuries, weight lifting too quickly or too intensely, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian/crosswalk accidents, construction site accidents, and trying to stop your body’s motion too quickly or awkwardly.
Professionals will stress that you should always ask for medical help and guidance when you’ve been injured and you are in pain. Doctors will even more strongly suggest you seek help if you are experiencing any of the following: You heard a “popping” sound when you got hurt, there is a high fever, you cannot walk, you have a lot of pain and swelling, or you have open wounds.
It surprises most people to know that muscle strains, pulled muscles and muscle tears occur so frequently at work that they are consistently in the top three most common work injuries. The most typical ways people pull their muscles at work are: improperly using farm, construction or factor equipment, falling, not using proper body mechanics, lifting heavy objects, tripping, and stopping, twisting or rotating too quickly. Our Long Beach workers compensation attorneys has extensive experience with work related injuries as well as personal injury cases for muscle strain injuries.
Muscle strains can be given a grade that is based mainly on how severely the muscle fibers have been stretched or torn. Grade 1 muscle strains are slight enough that they do not actually affect the strength or functionality of the muscle. The pain for the injured person is mild. Grade 2 muscle strains unfortunately do cause much more pain than Grade 1. In these cases, the patient does lose strength in their injured muscle(s). Tenderness, bruising, and swelling are more symptoms of Grade 2 pulled muscles. The discoloration and swelling symptoms become much more severe with Grade 3 injuries as the muscles have been completely torn. In most cases, the patient loses their ability to move the injured muscle due to the complete tear.
The most common examples of torn or pulled muscles are: lower back muscle strain, pulled backs, abs (abdominal) muscle strains, groin pull or muscle strain, hamstring muscle strain, calf muscle strain, leg muscle strain, quads (quadriceps) muscle strain, knee (or plantaris) muscle strain, tearing the rotator cuff, chest muscle strain, Achilles tendon tear, bicep muscle strain, and arm muscle strain. The majority of these injuries are common for people who play sports regardless of the frequency (professionally, regularly, or just on the weekends).
Please consult with a doctor as this page is only meant to be informational. Using X-ray machines and other diagnostic devises, the doctor may be able to determine whether or not there was any damage to the surrounding bones and your body in general. Surgery is a possibility for the more severe types of these injuries (especially for Grade 3 muscle tears). Many people who have muscle strain injuries are told to follow RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) and take anti-inflammatory medication (again, be sure to speak with your doctor).
Sprains and strains are often misused as most people are unaware of the difference. Strains refer to tears in our muscles and tendons while sprains refer to injuries that occur to our ligaments. Ligaments connect bones to bones.
We can schedule your free initial consultation and case evaluation right now as we are always ready to answer our phones. During the initial free meeting, you will speak with one of our Long Beach muscle strain injury attorneys about your case and you’ll get your questions answered. They will also discuss what your possible case would like going forward. Additionally, we work for all of our clients on a contingency basis. This means you only pay us if we win your case. Furthermore, that means that we are all motivated toward the same goal of getting you a positive trial verdict or settlement.
The Long Beach muscle strain injury lawyers want to make this ordeal and legal process as easy on you as is possible. That means if you cannot come to our office, we will come to you at your home or hospital room. We are available to meet during Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm and we will also meet you, by appointment, on Saturdays, Sundays and in the evening.
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Muscle strains can happen in the blink of an eye but their effects can last a long time. Many a backyard football game has ended suddenly when someone steps the wrong way and pulls their hamstring. The best ways to prevent these injuries include starting your workout, exercise or game slowly with a light warm-up and then stretching, staying in shape, and being mindful to always use proper form while lifting weights, running, turning your body or playing sports.