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What is muscle injury?

Muscle injury is caused by strain from overexertion or a sudden twist. Muscle injuries can either be a strain or a tear. When muscle fibers are damaged, they are usually able to self-repair with short-term treatment like anti-inflammatory drugs, rest, and physical therapy. A muscle tear might cause swelling, pain, and severe bleeding, which can lead to a blood clot. Serious tears may require surgery.
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