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What are signs of a severe muscle injury?

Always suspect a severe injury when any of the following signs are present:
  • One of the most common signs in any muscle injury is pain. The injured area may be very painful to touch and move.
  • There is significant bruising and swelling. The area may be swollen and red or bruised.
  • The person is unable to use the affected part normally.
  • The cause of the injury suggests that it may be severe.

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