Symptoms of an oblique muscle strain include immediate pain in the afflicted area, muscle spasms, swelling and bruising. Abdominal muscle strains are graded according to severity, reports Dr. Jonathan Cluett for More »

An oblique strain usually responds to rest and application of ice packs, according to SportsMD. Wrapping the abdomen in an ace bandage helps support the injured area and provides compression that minimizes swelling. Duri... More » Health Fitness & Exercise

Methods of treatment for a strained oblique muscle include simply allowing the muscle to cool down for inflammation to subside and gentle stretching, according to Dr. Jonathan Cluett for If the strain is sever... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

Suggested rehabilitation of oblique muscle strain involves first consulting a physician to determine the level of activity that is appropriate, preventing further injury or surgery. Once approved by a physician, the indi... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Symptoms of back muscle strain include pain and stiffness in the muscles of the back or in the buttocks and legs, according to WebMD. Pain that gets worse when stretching, bending, sneezing or coughing is also indicative... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

According to Ann Pietrangelo for Healthline, symptoms of a muscle tear include bruising and swelling in the affected area, muscle spasms, soreness, tightness and sudden pain. Depending on the severity of the tear, discom... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Wounds & Bruises

Symptoms of a cervical pinched nerve include numbness, tingling, burning sensation, and pain and weakness in the affected area, according to WebMD. Symptoms may escalate with certain movements, such as turning or straini... More »