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Muscle strain: Damage to a muscle due to over-stretching of the muscle tissue. The damage involves tearing the muscle tissue. Small blood vessels may also be damaged which can cause bruising. The symptoms may vary from mild to severe depending on the severity of the damage. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Muscle strain is available below.
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Prognosis for Muscle strain: Most cases resolve without problems as long as the muscle is rested sufficiently to allow healing. Complications are uncommon.
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