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A strain, also known as muscular strain, a pulled muscle or a torn muscle, was an injury that resulted as a result of muscle damage, usually due to overexertion.

In 2151, Phlox remarked he might have strained a leg muscle while participating in the Borothans' kaana-sah exercise. (ENT: "Cold Front")

Some months later, Jonathan Archer feigned pulling a muscle in his back which he claimed to be a holdover from an old water polo injury. (ENT: "Acquisition")

In 2154 Charles Tucker III pulled a muscle in his left shoulder as a result of running double shifts in engineering. (ENT: "The Council")

In 2267, Montgomery Scott pulled a muscle during the reaction to Dr. Leonard McCoy’s serum for a radiation disease that caused premature aging. (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

In 2369, Nella Daren suffered a strain in her upper arm due to excess piano-playing with jean-Luc Picard. (TNG: "Lessons")

In 2371, Kes listed a torn muscle as one of the possible diagnoses of Walter Baxter's arm injury. (VOY: "Eye of the Needle")

In 2373, The Doctor monitored a gradual build-up of lactic acid in Kathryn Janeway's extensor muscles during her Nechani endurance ritual. (VOY: "Sacred Ground")

In the month following the commencement of her relationship with Worf in 2373, Jadzia Dax was treated for seven muscle pulls; this was due to the vigorousness of their sex life. (DS9: "Let He Who Is Without Sin...")

In 2374, Intendant Kira Nerys claimed she had pulled a muscle in her shoulder exercising in the holosuites. This was a ruse to get the security officer, who was guarding the cargo bay she wished to access, to give her a massage, thus letting his guard down and allowing her to knock him unconscious and gain entry into the bay. (DS9: "Resurrection")

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