A muscle strain is an injury occurred to a muscle or tendons—the fibrous tissue that connects the muscles to the bones. It occurs when the muscle is torn or overstretched due to fatigue, improper use, or overuse of the muscle. A sprain can occur in any muscle but is most common in the neck, shoulder, back, and hamstring.
These strains cause lots of pain and limit movement within the area of the affected muscle. However, if the strain is mild or moderate, you can use ice packs, hot water, or topical pain relief oils like Nyuayush Fast Acting Pain Relief Oil.
For severe strains, we would recommend you seek medical treatment immediately.
Symptoms of strains
You will feel the muscle strains as soon as it happens. Symptoms:
- Sudden onset of pain
- Limited range of movement
- Bruising or discoloration
If you have a mild strain, you may feel your muscles slightly stiff but flexible enough to move. It can get heal within a couple of days to weeks. But when the muscle is severely torn, you will feel severe muscle strains and very limited movement. That may take months to heal.
What causes muscle strains
When your muscles suddenly tear unexpectedly, It's an acute muscle strain. It is more common in cold weather as muscles get stiffer in lower temperatures. Such can be caused:
- not warming up properly before physical activity
- poor flexibility
- poor conditioning
- overexertion and fatigue
- slip or lose your footing
When your muscles tear because of repetitive movement, it's chronic muscle strain. There can be many causes for that, including:
- Sports like rowing, tennis, golf, or baseball
- Holding your back or neck in an awkward position for long periods, such as when you work at a desk
- Poor posture
How to treat strains with RICE-N
(Rest, ice, compression, elevation, and Nyuayush)
Mild to moderate strains can be successfully treated at home with rest, ice, compression, elevation, and Nyuayush.
Try to avoid the use of the muscle as minimum as possible. Also, try not to take total rest because too much rest can make your muscles weak and prolong the healing process.
Applying ice packs on your injured muscles may reduce swelling. However, don't use ice directly. If you don't have ice packs, wrap the ice in a towel and apply it for at least 15 mins. Use it every hour on the first day and from the second day onwards, use it two or three times a day.
You can also wrap the affected area with an elastic bandage or a piece of cotton clothes around the affected area to reduce the swelling. However, you have to be careful not to wrap it too tightly. It may affect your blood circulation.
Keep the injured muscles raised above the level.
For better and prompt results, apply Nyuayush fast-acting pain relief oil on your muscle strain and wrap the affected area with an elastic bandage or a piece of cotton clothes. Then, raise the injured muscle above the level and rest. Repeat this at least three to four times a day, and you will get relief.
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Follow the immediate first aid (RICE-N) before consulting an orthopedic or physical therapist if you got a severe muscle strain. Symptoms may include:
- The pain doesn't subside after a week.
- The injured area is numb.
- There's blood coming from your injury.
- You can't walk.
- You can't move your arms or legs.
How to prevent muscle strains
You can decrease your chance of getting muscle strains by:
- Trying not to sit in the same position for a long time
- Maintaining a good posture while sitting, sleeping, or standing
- Lift heavy objects carefully
- Take precautions to prevent slips or falls
- If you are overweight, then shed some pounds
- Regular stretching and strengthening exercises
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