microtear

microtear

[mī′krəter′]
minor damage to soft tissue.

microtear

Forensic pathology
Small rips in the skin that radiate from the edges of a perforation from a bullet. Microtears tend to be the result of high-velocity centrefire rifle bullets, which are less commonly associated with an abrasion ring.

Sexology
A popular term for mucocutaneous tearing of the vaginal opening, which may occur when the vagina is not properly lubricated or if the penis is too large.

Sports medicine
A hypothetical disruption of actin and myosin myofilaments alleged to occur normally during weight training, causing focal inflammation and soreness, and with time leading to muscle hypertrophy.
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According to Marika Molnar, director of Westside Dance Physical Therapy in Manhattan, a Grade 1 ankle sprain could be a microtear or excessive stretching of the ligament with no looseness, while a Grade 2 involves a more severe tear, at times with a noticeable pop, and some instability.
A strain or a microtear in a muscle causes some of the fibers to part.
Aging, vascular compromise or a combination of these factors may result in increased predisposition to injury and microtears within the tendon.
Because what happens is in the plantar fascia, you'll start to get some pronation of your foot or flattening in some individuals and that will cause microtears in that plantar fascia.
Microtears induced during sexual intercourse could further enhance susceptibility to Zika virus infection in human or sylvatic NHP populations.
Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is a painful condition involving microtears within the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle and the subsequent development of angiofibroblastic dysplasia.
When you work the muscles really hard, the body responds to those microtears in the tissue by bringing blood to the area, which is inflammation," says Green.
As you age, the tendons may develop tiny microtears (tendinosis) or painful inflammation (tendinitis), to the point that even a relatively minor injury may trigger a rotator cuff tear.
1,2) Microtears in the plantar fascia most commonly occur at the calcanealfascial interface.
16) Motions such as repetitive hip hyperabduction and lumbar hyperextension, a movement commonly seen in sports, can induce sheering at the pubic symphysis and may lead to a tear or series of microtears of the rectus abdominis muscle or tendon as it inserts onto the pubis.