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How to treat a pulled muscle.?

How to treat a pulled muscle.?

Rest, ice, time: It depends a bit on what muscle is injured, and the severity of the injury. However, the general treatment for a pulled muscle is rest, ice (20 min on, 20 min off, several times a day), anti-inflammatory medicine (i.e., Motrin or aleve) and elevation (if there is swelling). As the pain starts to subside, you should perform some gentle stretching exercises. Time to recovery may be 6-8 wk or more. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How can you stretch out a pulled hamstring or muscle?

How can you stretch out a pulled hamstring or muscle?

Start with gentle: Exercises of the hip & knee joints, to gradually increase the range of motion. Massage will also help along with pain meds like advil (ibuprofen) etc, . Pt with ultrasound will greatly improve as they can supervise the progress and catch problems earlier on, if any. ...Read more

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How does icy-hot help relieve a pulled muscle?

How does icy-hot help relieve a pulled muscle?

Chemical confusion: Icy hot formulations include fda permitted active ingredients to relieve minor pain. Icy hot products contain menthol or a combination of menthol and methyl salicylate. Menthol is a substance which triggers the cold-sensitive nerves in the skin, cold decreases pain perception. Methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen or wintergreen oil) is a cousin of aspirin. ...Read more

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How can I heal a pulled muscle?

How can I heal a pulled muscle?

Rest, ice, etc.: But time heals. Rest it from the activity which caused the problem. I would take an NSAID pain reliever if it interfered with sleep. Other than warming it, and using topical anesthesia-time! ...Read more

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How can I cure a pulled muscle quickly?

How can I cure a pulled muscle quickly?

NSAIDS, ice, walk: Low intensity cycling or walking, then gentle stretching exercises. Ice for about 45 minutes 3-4 times per day, will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. ...Read more

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How can I heal a pulled hamstring muscle quickly?

How can I heal a pulled hamstring muscle quickly?

Physical therapy: Mainstay of treating strained or pulled muscles is with physical therapy. Treatments such as platelet rich plasma (prp) injections are largely unproven to be effective although there are some remarkable success stories anecdotally. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain from a pulled latissimus dorsi?

What can I do to relieve the pain from a pulled latissimus  dorsi?

Rest: The mainstays of therapy for muscle strain include resting the muscle and avoiding movements that cause pain; application of ice for up to two days after the injury; wrapping the muscle in an elastic bandage; and pain medications (nsaids) such as ibuprofen, Aleve (otc) or Mobic (meloxicam) (prescription) supplemented with acetaminophen. It may take days to weeks to completely heal. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a pulled back muscle

See below: Most minor muscle strains will go away on there own. Heat, gentle stretching, tylenol, (acetaminophen) anti-inflammatories can be helpful for many. Important not to spend too much time laid up in bed as this does not help. If the pain is severe and debilitating, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

Thigh strain: Initial rest, ice, possible cane or crutches. Then progressive stretches, with contrast bath of ice/heat. Consider purified omega, pt, possible nsaids. ...Read more

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How to heal a pulled groin muscle?

How to heal a pulled groin muscle?

Slow activity: Heat the area (such as bath, heating pad, jacuzzi), slow stretching and light exercises, gradually increase activities, rest when it becomes uncomfortable, and use anti-inflammatory medication (such as ibuprofen, motrin, advil, aleve). It can take several days or longer to heal, depending on the degree of injury. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a calf muscle spasm?

How can you get rid of a calf muscle spasm?

Stretch: Stretching is the best way to prevent spasm. Also making sure you get adequate potassium in your diet. Bananas are a great source of potassium. ...Read more

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What can help a pulled chest muscle?

What can help a pulled chest muscle?

Rest & ...: If you are sure it's a pulled chest muscle, over the counter anti-inflammatory medications (like ibuprofen), warmth, and stretching can help. Massage is helpful as well. If it doesn't get better in 3 days with this you should call your doctor. Also, if the pain is associated with fever, shortness of breath, weakness, or palpitations, you should seek care sooner. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a tense muscle in the shoulder?

Moist heat: And anti-inflammatory medications, you to use for few days. Also find out the reason for that tense muscles and take of it. ...Read more

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How to treat a muscle pain?

How to treat a muscle pain?

Depend upon location: You need first to stablish the ethiology of the muscle pain are you taking statins, are you overusing it? And is that is the case you need a cool downd period following by streching eexercises.Need to know which muscle is involved and where in your body is the pain located at.Different muscle groups have different ethiologies for the pain and different treatments. ...Read more

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How can I know the difference between a pulled muscle and a leg spasm?

How can I know the difference between a pulled muscle and a leg spasm?

Duration: Leg spasms tend to resolve quickly vs a "pulled" muscle or strain that tend to take quite a bit of time to heal. The length of healing depends on the severity of the strain. ...Read more

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How can I ease muscle pain after a work out?

Heat and analgesics: Immediate ice applications may reduce swelling but heat will allow muscle to relax. Also use of pain medications like Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Alene or Advil can be helpful depending on any other medicalrobelms, medications and ability to take these drugs ...Read more

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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more