Muscle strainMMuscle strainMuscle strainEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal muscleConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Pain2010-12-14T05:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC6.0000000000000071.0000000000000379.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Information about signs, symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of muscle strain.</p><h2>What is a muscle strain?</h2> <p>Sometimes we can stretch our muscles too far. This "over-stretching" can result in a muscle strain. A strain causes pain in the muscle. </p> <p>Your child or teen may strain their neck, legs or back. Strains happen more to teens than to younger children.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>A muscle strain is a pain in the muscle. It is caused by pushing or stretching a muscle too much.</li><li>The pain may occur right away or several hours after the strain.</li><li>To treat muscle cramps, remember rest, ice, compression, elevation (R.I.C.E).</li> <li>If your child is in severe pain while resting the muscle, give acetaminophen.</li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of muscle strain</h2> <p>The affected muscle and surrounding skin may be sore to the touch. It may also appear bruised and slightly swollen. The pain may come on right away, or several hours after the initial strain.</p><h2>Causes of muscle strain</h2> <p>Your child can strain their muscles if they put a lot of pressure on them. This can happen by pushing or stretching a muscle too far.</p> <h3>Common causes of muscle strain include:</h3> <ul> <li>lifting a heavy object</li> <li>running without warming up</li> <li>kicking a ball without stretching properly</li> <li>swinging a bat that is too heavy</li> </ul><h2>Treatment of muscle strain</h2> <h3>Rest, ice, compression, elevation (R.I.C.E)</h3> <p>For the first 24 hours, rest the muscle. While your child is awake, put ice packs onto the swollen or sore area for 30 minutes. Do this every four hours for three days. Compress, or apply pressure, to the sore area. You can do this by using a tensor bandage. Finally, raise (elevate) the area with the sore muscle above the level of the heart. This helps reduce swelling.</p> <h3>Medication</h3> <p>If your child is in severe pain while resting the strained muscle, you can give them some <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> to moderate the pain. </p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <h3>Make an appointment with your child's doctor if:</h3> <ul> <li>your child's muscle pain does not get better</li> <li>your child's pain is severe</li> <li>your child's strain is accompanied by swelling, warmth or redness </li> </ul>
Elongation musculaireEElongation musculaireMuscle strainFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal muscleConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Pain2010-12-14T05:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC6.0000000000000071.0000000000000379.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Renseignements sur les signes et les symptômes, les causes, le traitement et la prévention du claquage musculaire.</p><h2>Qu’est ce qu’une élongation musculaire?</h2> <p>Il nous arrive parfois de trop étirer nos muscles. « Trop s’étirer » peut entraîner une élongation musculaire qui cause de la douleur dans le muscle. </p> <p>Il se peut que votre enfant ou votre adolescent se fasse une élongation du cou, des jambes ou du dos. Les élongations arrivent plus souvent aux adolescents qu’aux enfants.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Une élongation musculaire est une douleur dans le muscle. Elle est causée en poussant ou en étirant trop un muscle.</li> <li>La douleur peut se manifester immédiatement ou plusieurs heures après l'élongation.</li> <li>Afin de soulager les crampes musculaires, souvenez vous du mot d'ordre: repos, glace, compression, élévation.</li> <li>Si votre enfant ressent une douleur intense en maintenant son muscle blessé au repos, donnez-lui de l'acétaminophène.</li> </ul><h2>Signes et symptômes de l'élongation musculaire</h2> <p>Il est possible que le muscle blessé et la peau qui l’entoure soient sensibles au toucher. Elle peut également sembler contusionnée et légèrement enflée. La douleur peut se manifester immédiatement ou plusieurs heures après l'élongation.</p><h2>Causes de l'élongation musculaire</h2> <p>Votre enfant peut avoir une élongation musculaire s’il exerce beaucoup de pression sur eux. Cela peut se produire lorsqu’on pousse ou étire un muscle trop loin. </p> <h3>Voici des causes courantes d'élongation musculaire :</h3> <ul> <li>soulever un objet lourd;</li> <li>courir sans s'échauffer;</li> <li>botter un ballon sans bien s’étirer; </li> <li>frapper avec un bâton (une batte) trop lourd(e).</li> </ul><h2>Traitement de l'élongation musculaire</h2> <h3>Mot d'ordre: repos, glace, compression, élévation</h3> <p>Pendant les 24 premières heures, permettez au muscle de se reposer. Quand votre enfant est réveillé, mettez de la glace sur la région enflée ou sensible pendant 30 minutes. Répétez cette procédure toutes les quatre heures pendant trois jours. Comprimez la région sensible, ou exercez une pression. Pour ce faire, vous pouvez utiliser un bandage de contention. Enfin, soulevez (élevez) la région en plaçant le muscle sensible au dessus du niveau du cœur. Cela contribue à la diminution de l’enflure.</p> <h3>Médicaments</h3> <p>Si votre enfant ressent une douleur intense en maintenant son muscle blessé au repos, vous pouvez lui donner de l'<a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=French">acétaminophène</a> (Tylenol®) afin de diminuer la douleur. </p><h2>Quand consulter un médecin?</h2> <h3>Prenez un rendez-vous avec un médecin si :</h3> <ul> <li>la douleur musculaire de votre enfant ne disparait pas;</li> <li>la douleur de votre enfant est intense;</li> <li>la région touchée est enflée, chaude ou présente des rougeurs. </li> </ul>

 

 

Muscle strain945.000000000000Muscle strainMuscle strainMEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal muscleConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Pain2010-12-14T05:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC6.0000000000000071.0000000000000379.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Information about signs, symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of muscle strain.</p><h2>What is a muscle strain?</h2> <p>Sometimes we can stretch our muscles too far. This "over-stretching" can result in a muscle strain. A strain causes pain in the muscle. </p> <p>Your child or teen may strain their neck, legs or back. Strains happen more to teens than to younger children.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>A muscle strain is a pain in the muscle. It is caused by pushing or stretching a muscle too much.</li><li>The pain may occur right away or several hours after the strain.</li><li>To treat muscle cramps, remember rest, ice, compression, elevation (R.I.C.E).</li> <li>If your child is in severe pain while resting the muscle, give acetaminophen.</li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of muscle strain</h2> <p>The affected muscle and surrounding skin may be sore to the touch. It may also appear bruised and slightly swollen. The pain may come on right away, or several hours after the initial strain.</p><h2>Causes of muscle strain</h2> <p>Your child can strain their muscles if they put a lot of pressure on them. This can happen by pushing or stretching a muscle too far.</p> <h3>Common causes of muscle strain include:</h3> <ul> <li>lifting a heavy object</li> <li>running without warming up</li> <li>kicking a ball without stretching properly</li> <li>swinging a bat that is too heavy</li> </ul><h2>Treatment of muscle strain</h2> <h3>Rest, ice, compression, elevation (R.I.C.E)</h3> <p>For the first 24 hours, rest the muscle. While your child is awake, put ice packs onto the swollen or sore area for 30 minutes. Do this every four hours for three days. Compress, or apply pressure, to the sore area. You can do this by using a tensor bandage. Finally, raise (elevate) the area with the sore muscle above the level of the heart. This helps reduce swelling.</p> <h3>Medication</h3> <p>If your child is in severe pain while resting the strained muscle, you can give them some <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> to moderate the pain. </p><h2>Prevention of muscle strain</h2> <p>Your child can avoid muscle strains by warming up properly. Encourage your child to ease into exercise by running or stretching before exercising. Also, ensure that your child is always wearing the proper athletic equipment. </p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <h3>Make an appointment with your child's doctor if:</h3> <ul> <li>your child's muscle pain does not get better</li> <li>your child's pain is severe</li> <li>your child's strain is accompanied by swelling, warmth or redness </li> </ul><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Muscle_strain.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Muscle_strain.jpgMuscle strain

Thank you to our sponsors

AboutKidsHealth is proud to partner with the following sponsors as they support our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of children in Canada and around the world by making accessible health care information available via the internet.