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Mending a torn muscle correctly will reduce the time that it takes to mend it considerably, so you can get back to doing the things that you love. There are four basic steps to the process that target the inflammation, pain, and swelling that are associated with this condition. This article will discuss them while focusing on the use of only natural muscle pain remedies.
Step One: Apply an Ice Pack
Before anything else is done, it is very important that the injured person takes the time to rest for a few minutes while applying an ice pack to the area. The limb that is affected should be elevated using pillows. This will improve blood flow and help reduce any shock of the injury. A good way to tell if the injury has been iced for long enough is to wait for the ice to melt before removing it.
Step Two: Use Natural Remedies
It is crucial to get the inflammation and swelling under control as fast as possible. The more time that the body has to spend focusing on reducing them, the longer that it will take to mend the torn muscle. There are several natural remedies that work very effectively to reduce inflammation. They are all found in easy-to-use BLUESPRING products. Some of them include:
This flower is indigenous to Mexico, but it can be found in the United States and Canada too. It stands about three feet tall. The leaves are sticky, and only a small cluster of yellow flowers sit on top of it. Arnica has some amazing properties that seep deep into the skin to penetrate injured muscles fast and it has been traditionally used to reduce bruising and swelling. This is very important because some creams aren't absorbed far enough into the tissue to be effective.
This hot pepper and its seeds contain capsicum that causes a burst of heat, which increases circulation fast. This is important because more blood flow means extra nutrition and oxygen is sent to the injury. The body reacts to control the heat, and in doing so, it helps lower inflammation and pain.
This compound comes from plants in the mint family that produce it as a deterrent to keep insects and animals from attacking the leaves. Humans find the odor of menthol quite pleasant, but most bugs and wildlife don't. Menthol acts as a counter-irritant to cause a cooling sensation to occur even though the temperature of the body hasn't changed, which makes it very soothing to injuries.
Step Three: Wrap the Muscle Injury
An elastic wrap should be comfortably positioned around the injury. It will help support the muscle, so it won't be injured any further. Don't put it on too tightly though, or it will decrease blood flow.
Step Four: Begin Gentle Exercises
Gentle stretches will release any built up lactic acid that is in the injured muscle, which will improve the healing time. Be sure to check with your doctor first before beginning any exercises though. The torn muscle has to be mended some before this step gets started.