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Old 12-29-2010, 12:05 AM   #19 (permalink)
MistahTaki
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Is it really good to stretch a strained muscle when it's recovering? Wouldn't it hinder the healing of the muscle when the cause of it was over stretching? I strained my leg about 4 days ago snowboarding and the pain won;t go away. I have been icing it, keeping it elevated, drinking ibuprofen, using icy hot patches, salonpas patches, epsom salf in warm water, arnica gel and also been compressing it with ace self-adhesive bandages. It's getting a little less tender but it's still so painful i can barely bare weight on it. Hurts by even by barely moving it.I believe it's a grade 2 strain but is it suppose to be this painful? There is a possibility that it's a stress fracture but all I did was over stretch it when I was buttering. It's stressing me out because this is when I have break from school and work and I was also planning on going on a snowboarding trip after new years.
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