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I injured my upper trap lifting weights. What should I do for it?
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Rest, ice, etc.
Rest from offending activities, ice the area 3-5x/day x 20 minutes and consider Ibuprofen or Naproxen for a few days.
Gentle massage may be of benefit. Muscular pain usually resolves within a week. See a doc if pain persists beyond this.

In brief: Rest, ice, etc.
Rest from offending activities, ice the area 3-5x/day x 20 minutes and consider Ibuprofen or Naproxen for a few days.
Gentle massage may be of benefit. Muscular pain usually resolves within a week. See a doc if pain persists beyond this.
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Rest
Alternate heat and ice, rest with no lifting involving this muscle for 1-2 weeks then reduce your exercise program to half what you were doing before you injured the muscle and gradually increase the weight to prevent new injury.

In brief: Rest
Alternate heat and ice, rest with no lifting involving this muscle for 1-2 weeks then reduce your exercise program to half what you were doing before you injured the muscle and gradually increase the weight to prevent new injury.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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