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How to treat a pulled muscle.?
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Dr. Mark Deitch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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