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Old 01-27-2006, 02:55 PM   #3
Steven Low
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Rest it definitely. Once it starts getting better do some light work and the ice it afterwards. Ice is key to keep the swelling down so that blood can flow to the area afterwards to help heal it. Heating pads can be used as well to accelerate blood flow and thus healing after icing or just randomly during the day. Other than that, there really is no 'cure' or anything.

A few supplements that are good for the joints -- well, moreso the connective tissues -- are glucosamine and chondroitin. You can try those if it really is a joint/connective tissue problem and not a muscle problem. Strains and pulls on muscles just need to be rested though.
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