A muscle strain of the abdominal can occur during sporting activity or when performing stomach exercises. Usually a muscle strain is a tear within the muscle caused by forcibility stretching a muscle beyond it limits.
Signs & symptoms:
- Abdominal pain when attempting to sit up
- Pain when bending backwards as the stomach muscles stretch
Physiotherapy aims to reduce pain and swelling associated with the tear. Usually a rest period of 204 weeks will be required depending on the severity.