An acute strain / sprain is a soft tissue injury to a muscle, tendon or ligament of the body. When the injury is to a muscle or tendon, it is known as a strain. If a ligament is affected, the injury is known as a sprain. Strained muscles are known colloquially as pulled or tron muscles. Symptoms include, pain, weakness (of the muscle or tendon), contusion and localized inflammation. There may also be functional loss of use of the affected muscle, tendon or ligament for a temporary period. Athough consultation with a physician is recommended for those experiencing this injury, the products below may help with pain relief and reduction of pressure on the affected structure, therefore accelerating recovery.