Your GP will perform a physical check-up, and in severe cases, refer you for an X-ray, ultrasound, or MRI. During a physical check-up, your GP examines the swelling and tenderness in the affected areas. The pain intensity and location help determine the nature of the damage. Other ways such as X-rays, ultrasound, and MRI help identify the extent of damage to the soft tissues, which is not possible through a physical check-up.
Mild strains in leg muscles may be reduced by adopting some conservative measures. It will help if you avoid all the physical activities, especially those involving heavy leg work. Take rest and apply ice massage on the affected areas 2 to 3 times a day. Compressing the affected areas and elevating the damaged leg may also help to reduce the symptoms.
Although, if you experience some severe symptoms, your GP may suggest surgical treatment. Leg strains may take several weeks to heal completely. However, wearing leg braces can help prevent further injuries and also speed up the recovery process. Strengthening your legs and warm-ups before practice and sports may help prevent injuries.
Leg braces help support the joints and promote movement and function, preventing further injury from the damaged area. They can help relieve several leg problems, such as muscle sprains, strains, nerve damage, and tendon tears. 360 relief offers you a range of leg supports to help with leg strains.