5 quick ways to heal a pulled muscle in your arm.
Having a muscle pulled in your arm a little is basically normal. We usually experience that after some long hours of sleep on the arm in a wrong position. But it sometimes get very severe , if care isn’t taken , you would have to receive a medical attention.
However, these are some quick ways to have a pulled muscle in arm ,all treated by yourself.
Rest. Avoid activities that cause pain, swelling or discomfort. But don’t avoid all physical activity. It just doesn’t have to be so involving.
Ice. Even if you’re seeking medical help, ice the area immediately. Use an ice pack or slush bath of ice and water for 15 to 20 minutes each time and repeat every two to three hours while you’re awake for the first few days after the injury.
Compression. To help stop swelling, compress the area with an elastic bandage until the swelling stops. Don’t wrap it too tightly or you may hinder circulation. Begin wrapping at the end farthest from your heart. Loosen the wrap if the pain increases, the area becomes numb or swelling is occurring below the wrapped area.
Elevation. Elevate the injured area above the level of your heart, especially at night, which allows gravity to help reduce swelling.