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Pulled Muscles, Muscle Strain and Scar Tissue Treatment

Although muscle injuries are typically quite painful, so many people neglect to apply proper treatment in order to recover.

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With that, they not only prolong the process of recovery but also position themselves to be a likely candidate for repeated injury ultimately leading to scars on the tissue. Injuries to muscles are quite common in most sports and they are a result of inadequate conditioning and insufficient flexibility. Additionally, when muscles are not warmed up, these injuries are more likely to happen.

Key Takeaways:

  • Soft tissue injuries that are common include sprained ankles, strained shoulder muscles and hamstring tears.
  • The RICER regimen stands for rest, ice, compression, elevation and referral for appropriate medical treatment.
  • The best way to apply ice to your body is to crush it up and put it in a plastic bag before applying it to your body.

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"For others, especially well-conditioned athletes, they can leave ice on for up to an hour at a time. The individual should make the decision as to how long the ice should stay on."

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