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How to take care of a pulled muscle?

Guidelines for Treating a Pulled Muscle

  • Rest. Rest is recommended for the early recovery phase, lasting 1 to 5 days depending on the severity of the injury.
  • Ice. Ice application helps reduce swelling, bleeding, and pain.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications.
  • Gentle Stretching.
  • Strengthening.
  • Heat Applications.
  • Avoid Muscle Fatigue.
  • Warm-Up Properly.

What is the best way to treat a pulled muscle? Ice therapy may be helpful in treating a pulled muscle. Water therapy may be used to treat a pulled muscles. It’s common for an athlete or runner to pull a muscle in their leg and need time to recover.

How long does is take for a pulled muscle to heal? Expected Duration. Symptoms of a mild back strain usually improve within one to two weeks and are gone within four to six weeks. In the legs, mild or moderate strains may take up to 8 to 10 weeks or more to heal. Symptoms of a severe (Grade III) strain may persist until the torn muscle is repaired surgically.

Should I go to the doctor for a pulled muscle? If you experience severe pain that won’t dissipate, see a doctor. You may have a severe injury that needs medical attention. If your doctor determines your injury needs extra care, you may be given a pair of crutches or a sling so that the pulled muscle can rest.

How often should put ice on a pulled muscle?

  • Protect the strained muscle from further injury.
  • Rest the strained muscle.
  • Ice the muscle area (20 minutes every hour while awake).
  • Compression can be gently applied with an Ace or other elastic bandage, which can both provide support and decrease swelling.
  • Elevate the injured area to decrease swelling.