A 55-year-old member asked:
What should I do with painful strained leg and hip muscles?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mark Galland answered
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury, and you don't want to further injure yourself by attempting to go "all out" to fast.
Answered on Feb 26, 2014
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