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What are the signs of a pulled muscle?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Sign or Symptom?

Well, "signs" are what you see.
So, you might see a black and blue mark if you really ripped it good. Also you would favor the use of that muscle, obviously--and tenderness ( sign) if you touched it Now, if you meant what do you 'feel,' that's a "symptom." And that would be pain using that muscle and probably less strength due to the pain from the injury. Muscles usually heal completely with time

In brief: Sign or Symptom?

Well, "signs" are what you see.
So, you might see a black and blue mark if you really ripped it good. Also you would favor the use of that muscle, obviously--and tenderness ( sign) if you touched it Now, if you meant what do you 'feel,' that's a "symptom." And that would be pain using that muscle and probably less strength due to the pain from the injury. Muscles usually heal completely with time
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