TIP#1 Minimize Damage and Speed the Healing Process from Strains

What to do, when you’re healing from a strain to minimize the damage and speed the …

Early on, relative rest is key. In the early stages of treating a strained muscle, you should:

  • rest the muscle to ensure the small muscle fibers that have been damaged have time to heal properly
  • not stretch in the early stages
  • use heat or ice for pain management
  • avoid any painful activities such as the one that originally caused the injury

After a comprehensive assessment we will guide you by appropriately increasing your activities in order to avoid re-injury. Arbutus Physiotherapy may also use treatments such as shockwave therapy and manual therapy to reduce healing time.

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