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I strained my quad, what can I do to help deal with the pain while playing on it?

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Dr. Robert Lim
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In brief: Compression wrap

If the strain is minor, you may use a compression sleeve or wrap around the thigh.
You may also apply an icy hot product prior to activity and do a proper warm up. An NSAID such as Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) prior to activity will help with reduction of inflammation. Ice after activity. If it is a more serious strain it would be a good idea to give it a rest or else you can make it worse.

In brief: Compression wrap

If the strain is minor, you may use a compression sleeve or wrap around the thigh.
You may also apply an icy hot product prior to activity and do a proper warm up. An NSAID such as Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) prior to activity will help with reduction of inflammation. Ice after activity. If it is a more serious strain it would be a good idea to give it a rest or else you can make it worse.
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