Treatment - muscle strain

Alternative names
Muscle strain treatment


How do you treat a muscle strain?

Rest and ice for the first few days after the injury. As the pain decreases, using heat helps, accompanied by stretching and light exercises to bring blood to the injured area. See strains - first aid.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 8, 2012
by Brenda A. Kuper, M.D.

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