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.