At home treatment

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At home treatment

Postby CrazyBoy » Mar 21, 2006 05:36

Hi guys! I was just curious about what treatment you reccomend for stretched muscles. I mean to treat oneself at home. Is the RICE method ok? Or do you reccomend something else? Thanks alot!
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Postby dragon » Mar 21, 2006 07:20

Depends what you are trying to treat and how severe it is.
I'd say the RICE method is the best thing to do straight after an injury though.

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Postby CrazyBoy » Mar 21, 2006 14:58

I just want to find out what can I do in case of a pulled muscle. I asked this because I pulled my right hip flexor and I need to know what to do. And because in my home town we don't have a sports doctor, I asked you this. If you have more suggestions, that would be wonderful. Thanks alot!
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Postby mmeloon » Mar 24, 2006 01:24

CrazyBoy, I'm sorry to hear about the injury.

I'm no expert on this stuff, but it's my understanding that massage therapy can reduce the amount of scar tissue that your body will attempt to lay down when soft tissues get damaged. RICE only helps reduce the swelling and won't be sufficient. Normally I'd suggest getting yourself to a doctor ASAP but that's not an option for you. I think the next best thing is to find a massage therapist who has experience treating athletes.

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Postby CrazyBoy » Mar 24, 2006 06:37

Thank you very much Mmeloon for your advice! I know I should check a doctor, but that's impossible. I pulled my right hip flexor because I am stupid and I do not pay attention to my body. Now I have to deal with the consequences.
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Postby mmeloon » Mar 24, 2006 11:40

Those consequences can be reduced signficantly by getting some deep tissue massages during the early days of the injury. You can do a Google search and find out more. This won't really take the place of a doctor or Applied Kinesologist, but it's certainly better than nothing. Scar tissue will be a hinderance to your future athletic goals. Massage isn't cheap and this deep tissue work isn't real fun to sit through, but my personal opinion is that it's worth it.

Good luck. Don't kick yourself over getting injured or not being able to see a doctor. Just do what you can, such as getting some deep tissue massage.

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Postby CrazyBoy » Mar 24, 2006 13:59

Thanks alot Mmeloon for your help. Osu!
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