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Will strengthening a pulled muscle eventually relieve the ache?
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Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: No
If a muscle is really strained, you should initially rest it and ice the area down.
You should only begin working on strengthening it after the pain has subsided, to address any underlying weakness. If its torn, the pain will persist and you don't want to strengthen it until its been somewhat healed.

In brief: No
If a muscle is really strained, you should initially rest it and ice the area down.
You should only begin working on strengthening it after the pain has subsided, to address any underlying weakness. If its torn, the pain will persist and you don't want to strengthen it until its been somewhat healed.
Dr. Rohit Keswani
Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
In brief: Not directly
A pulled muscle causes inflammtion and edema around the individual muscle fibers.
Things that help this are time, hydration, and rest. Strengthening a muscle causes the muscle fibers themselves to grow larger, but doesn't do anything for the pulled muscle. Let them heal....

In brief: Not directly
A pulled muscle causes inflammtion and edema around the individual muscle fibers.
Things that help this are time, hydration, and rest. Strengthening a muscle causes the muscle fibers themselves to grow larger, but doesn't do anything for the pulled muscle. Let them heal....
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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