Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Strains Evaluation

The evaluation of muscle strains begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with a muscle strain may include:

Testing is usually not required to make the diagnosis of a muscle strain. Depending on the injury, x-rays may be necessary to exclude fractures.

Tests that may be used to evaluate muscle strains include:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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