Assembling traditionally elongations, straining and tears, the meaning of muscle lesions evolved through years thanks to MRI. Nowadays, muscle lesion isn’t necessarily linked with a tearing but can be constituted by a detachment of the muscle fiber from the aponeurotic tissue, the latter supporting the muscle. That’s why we now use the term myo-aponeurotic. Based on their intensity, they can be mild (most frequently) or severe.
A muscle lesion appears with a pain during effort, making every movement or physical activity as impossible, or by an exhaustion. It’s commonly (but not exclusively) linked with the practice of a sport, especially, team sport, particularly those with contact or sliding sports, as it concerns mostly the lower limbs.
It has many aspects, from detachment to rupture, mostly occasioned during falling. The duration of recuperation varying depending of the lesion’s seriousness.
In any case, when the first symptoms are noticed, you should consult as soon as possible and make an echography. If a rupture is detected, a surgery operation will be needed. In every other case, physiotherapy or osteopathy sessions will be prescribed.
Warning: To prevent every risk of relapse or recurrence, avoid every precocious physical activity without letting the lesion cicatrizing correctly.