There are several options you have to relieve the pain, swelling and inflammation of a torn muscle, so that it doesn’t prevent you from engaging in normal activities. It’s best not to assume you have a torn muscle and if the pain is severe; you should visit your physician to make sure it’s not a more severe problem. To reduce the pain and inflammation of a torn muscle, there are some easy, safe things you can do to help.
Pain and inflammation are caused by torn muscles and you can get some relief from these by taking Tylenol or ibuprofen. If the pain is so severe that it restricts your activity, it may be better to see your physician as he can give you a prescription for anti-inflammatory or pain medicines that work better than over-the-counter ones do. (more…)