Muscle strains and sprains are common everyday happenings at the grade school, high school, college and weekend warrior level. Muscle pull treatment and recovery are important aspects to the ability of the athlete to return to regular activities following an injury.
It is always important to see your doctor and seek professional evaluation and recommendation for any injury you may suffer. Sometimes the pain of a muscle pull can mask a deeper or more serious injury that your doctor will find with a thorough examination.
For this reason you shouldn’t take the medical treatment and rehabilitation of your injuries into your own hands. But you should be able to make informed decisions about the care your doctor may recommend.
Your doctor may recommend the use of anti-inflammatory medications to decrease the inflammation of the muscle and surrounding tissue which will speed the healing process of muscle pull treatment and recovery. Anti-inflammatory medications can be over the counter such as ibuprofen or your doctor may recommend a prescription anti-inflammatory medicine. Realistically the ibuprofen is a fine choice for those who have a mild to moderate muscle pull and can still bear weight on the joint.
Your doctor may have anti-inflammatory medications that are prescriptions strength but they also have prescription strength side effects as well. Choose the medication you take carefully.
Another anti-inflammatory technique is to use ice over the muscle pull. Treatment and recovery of muscle pulls will determine the speed at which you will return to your previous activities. Ice, directly over the area, will help to decrease the inflammatory response in the muscle. If you use ice directly you must keep it in constant motion. For that you should use an ice cup. Otherwise use an ice pack that is sold for this reason. Wrap the ice pack in a thin piece of material and place it over the area for 20 minutes at least 3 times each day.
If you choose to use an ice cup you can easily make one at home. Use a Styrofoam or paper cup and fill it to the top with water. Place it in the freezer and allow it to freeze completely. Remove any clothing from the area and slowly rotate the cup around the area for 20 minutes. As the ice melts you’ll be able to peel the cup down because its Styrofoam or paper. Keep a towel close by to catch the melting water.
Muscle pull treatment and recovery also includes compression and elevation. These four components are the parts of R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) that are integral part of the recovery and rehabilitation for any muscle pull, strain or sprain.
Resist the temptation to begin using the muscle more quickly than you should because it will only increase the amount of time you arent able to return to your normal activities. Rest really means rest.
If the muscle pull treatment and recovery is in an area that can use compression then you should use a compression bandage to support the muscle. You can use a compression bandage in most areas including the abdomen. This bracing and bandaging should be used initially for support in normal daily activities and then as the muscle begins to heal they can be relegated only to use during athletic activities for as long as is necessary.
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