Treating Pulled Muscles at Osteopathy Bern

Muscle Strains

Muscle strains are very common, especially in all exterme sports. They are one of the most common injuries people experience.
Muscle lesions are the most common category of injuries in athletes and comprise approximately 10%-55% of all injuries. In football for instance, they constitute almost one third of all injuries in men‘s professional football.

What are Muscle strains?

A muscle strain is an injury to a muscle (or a tendon). Minor injuries may only overstretch a muscle or tendon and are usually self-limiting. However, in some cases, more severe injuries may involve partial or complete tears in these tissues and will require medical attention.

Some common causes of Muscle Strains

  • Muscle or ligament strain due to gradual or sudden overuse 
  • Professional sports (overall strains are very common in the legs)
  • Overuse due to repetitive activities (overhead sports e.g.)
  • Injury (especially with ligaments)
  • Using a muscle in the wrong way e.g. at the gym with weights

How Osteopathy Bern helps with Muscle Strains


Osteopathy aims at restoring body function by looking the whole body tensions patterns, considering tensions away from the site of pain or tension in order to prevent reoccurence and improve long-term wellbeing. We use a combination of soft tissue and mobilisation techniques in order to reduce muscle tensions and improve your overall mobility. 
We are also there to help you adapt your daily life activities to the point that you feel stronger and more flexible overall. We might give you exercises to maintain function and mobility as well as improving stretch in other areas.
Occasionally, we also use kinesiology taping methods to help to support the recovery process while the injured tissue is still being loaded in day-to-day activities. 
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