R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
Rest: You’re going to have to give it a break or it’ll never heal. You don’t want to hear that, I know, but it can’t heal if you keep working it.
Ice: Use an ice pack (wrapped in a towel) on the painful muscle for 15-20 minutes at a time a few times a day.
Compression: Wearing a compression sleeve over the thigh can help prevent more swelling.
Elevation: Whenever you can, keep your leg raised above your heart. This will also prevent swelling.
Luckily, if the injury isn’t too bad, you should be pain-free within a week. But only if you let it heal properly. And in the future, take a little extra caution and spend a bit more time warming up to loosen up the muscles and prevent this from happening again.Leave a comment View 6 Notes blog comments powered by Disqus blog comments powered by Disqus