By - Robert Corona
Muscle strains or sprains are typically caused when a muscle is over stretched or torn. This can be a result of muscle fatigue, overuse of a muscle, or improper use of a muscle. Symptoms of muscle strains/sprains are weakness, stiffness, muscle spasms, swelling, the muscle feeling knotted up, bruising, soreness, limited range of movement, or just a sudden onset of pain in the muscle. Most muscle strains/sprains can be treated at home with ice, rest, wrapping the wounded area with bandage, or keeping the injured area elevated above your heart, from time to time a serious case will require medical treatment. Muscles strains/sprains are a malfunction of the muscle system based off of the fact that in most cases the muscles are used in ways that they weren't meant to use which causes this to happen.