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Should I talk to a doctor about my muscle strain symptoms?

Generally, most mild muscle strains can be treated without the help of a doctor. However, there are certain cases in which seeing a doctor may be helpful. If you can't move the strained muscle at all, or if moving just a little bit causes you a significant amount of pain, you should see a doctor. Also, if your injury is red, numb, or bleeding, you should talk to a doctor.

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