Ronan Fallon Physiotherapist Dublin 6

Muscle Strains and Timeframes – ‘When will I recover?’

Muscle injuries are usually caused by a shearing effect such as a contact injury or a strain. The muscle fibres and their surrounding tiny blood vessels rupture hence the pain.
The healing process for the human body is incredible – the repair cycle kicks in within hours.

It is a complicated physiological process but in a nutshell you’re looking at a cycle of 21 days until your muscle is getting close to where it used to be prior to injury.


The Trap 
The classic trap is that you begin to feel ok and pain free by day 7-10 and think “I’m good to train again tonight”. Unfortunately, this is a recipe for a re-injury and starting the whole process all over again.


Correct management of muscle injuries is very important to prevent re-injury and chronic repetitive problems. In these cases the majority of clients just need a helping hand to guide the process from acute management through to a short rehabilitation/strengthening  programme.



The key component for the majority of clients is getting back to regular routines, sporting/exercise etc. in a responsible and time efficient manner.





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Thanks for taking the time to read this

Ronan Fallon, Director of Physiotherapy