Causes of Strains

Strains can be caused by the following:

  •     Slipping on slick surfaces.
  •     Running, jumping or throwing during sports and activities.
  •     Lifting heavy objects.
  •     Participating in sports or activities without proper conditioning (muscles are not strong enough and flexibility may be limited; therefore you are more likely to sustain injury).
  •     Fatigue (tired muscles are less likely to provide support for the joints).
  •     Insufficient or improper warm-up (warming up before vigorous physical activity loosens the muscles and increases range of motion, making you less vulnerable to strains).

More About Strains

Was this helpful?