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How do I make a pulled muscle stop hurting?

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Rest, gentle stretching, ultrasound sometimes helps, nsaids, gentle massage, accupuncture.

In brief: Variable

Rest, gentle stretching, ultrasound sometimes helps, nsaids, gentle massage, accupuncture.
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Dr. Rhett Griggs
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Acupuncture

Acupuncture can provide rapid improvement in pain and hasten healing for pulled muscles.

In brief: Acupuncture

Acupuncture can provide rapid improvement in pain and hasten healing for pulled muscles.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Adam Kinninger
Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Gentle stretching as the injury progresses. I also recommend anti -inflammatories such as ibuprofen or naproxen.
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