Billable Medical Code for Unspecified Site of Sprain and Strain

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 848.9

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 848.9.

The Short Description Is: Sprain NOS.

Known As

Muscle strain is also known as repetitive strain injury.

Muscle Strain Definition and Symptoms

Muscle strain is when the internal structure of a muscle takes damage. The severity of a muscle strain can vary widely and in severe cases cause internal bleeding. Running and lifting are the most common causes of muscle strains. Symptoms include pain at rest, an inability to use the muscle, swelling, bruising, and weakness of the muscle.