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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

What to do with pulled muscles, scar tissue and injury.

Have you ever had an injury that just won't heal?  Pulled a muscle? Over-stretched it, torn it, strained it, sprained it. You may have a problem with scar tissue.

The first 72 hours
Without a doubt, the most effective, initial treatment for soft tissue injury is R.I.C.E.. This involves the application of (R) rest, (I) ice, (C) compression, (E) elevation.

The problem with scar tissue
Scar tissue is made from a very brittle, inflexible fibrous material. This fibrous material binds itself to the damaged soft tissue fibres in an effort to draw the damaged fibres back together. What results is a mass of fibrous scar tissue. In some cases it's even possible to see and feel this under the skin.

Getting rid of the scar tissue
To remove the unwanted scar tissue it is vital that you start a course of deep tissue sports massage. While ultrasound and heat will help the injured area, they will not remove the scar tissue. Only massage will do that.

Be sure to drink plenty of fluid during your injury rehabilitation. The extra fluid will help to flush a lot of the waste products from your body.
Stretching during this early stage of the rehabilitation process will only cause more damage to the injured tissues. Avoid stretching during the first 72 hours.

Anti inflammatory and muscle warming massage balms help with the recovery. I handmake these using essential oils.

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