Muscle strain, muscle pull, or even a muscle tear refers to damage to a muscle or its attaching tendons. You can put undue pressure on muscles during the course of normal daily activities, with sudden heavy lifting, during sports, or while performing work tasks.
Muscle damage can be in the form of tearing (part or all) of the muscle fibers and the tendons attached to the muscle. The tearing of the muscle can also damage small blood vessels, causing local bleeding, or bruising, and pain caused by irritation of the nerve endings in the area.
Muscle Strain Symptoms
Weakness of the muscle or tendons
Inability to use the muscle at all
And this is just a start – anything else comes to your mind when you think about this?! Something you can connect with it or is connected with it?!
Lets go little deeper into this. According to metaphysics, in order to heal or let body heal itself, it is most important to understand what is going on in your mind, what have caused the pain or discomfort of any body part.
Metaphysics says that every so called illness is reaction of our body to something in our mind. Reaction to some emotion, some emotion caused by some situation I would say. BTW (by the way), I love metaphysics, I’m all into metaphysics, only thing that ever helped me heal was when I applied metaphysical way of looking at pain and diseasy – metaphysical perspective.
For me any pain is helpful. It can help us, if we are willing to take some time and dwell in it, looking at it from different prospective- observe it, not just complain and cry over our destiny feeling sorry for ourselves. And DESTINY is something I don’t believe in. Destiny is just an excuse for avoiding to put some work and action into something that goes on in your life. (So many topics coming up here – lol).
Back to strained arm muscle. Here is some ideas you may think about when it comes to this situation, in other words, when this condition occurs. This is how metaphysics see it, what may be the cause and what we can use as our new belief that can heal condition or pain:
Strained > overexertion or twisting > Is there anything in your life at the moment that makes u feel you strain with, put too much effort in, apply yourself in a way that you don’t feel comfortable with?
Arm – Represent the capacity and ability to hold the experiences of life.
(new mental pattern) I lovingly hold and embrace my experiences, with ease and with joy.
Stiffness > Rigid, stiff thinking
(new mental pattern) I am safe enough to be flexible in my mind.
Bruises> The little bumps in life. Self-punishment.
(new mental pattern) I love and cherish myself. I am kind and gentle with me. All is well.
Pain > Guilt.Guilt always seeks punishment
(new mental pattern) I lovingly release the past. They are free and I am free. All is well in my heart now.
Remedies for pulled muscle
As a first aid: the amount of swelling or local bleeding into the muscle (from torn blood vessels) can best be managed early by applying ice packs and maintaining the strained muscle in a stretched position. Heat can be applied when the swelling has lessened. However, the early application of heat can increase swelling and pain. Ice or heat should not be applied to bare skin. Always use a protective covering such as a towel between the ice or heat and the skin.
Of Course you want to relieve the pain, so here is what medicine suggests: Take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as naproxen or ibuprofen to reduce pain and improve your ability to move around, because they cause muscle relaxation. Do not take NSAIDS if you have kidney disease or a history of gastrointestinal bleeding or if you are also taking a blood thinner — such as Coumadin — without first talking with your doctor. In that case, it is safer to take acetaminophen, which helps lessen pain but does not reduce inflammation.
Protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation can help the affected muscle. Here’s how: First, remove all constrictive clothing, including jewelry, in the area of muscle strain. Then:
- Protect the strained muscle from further injury.
- Rest the strained muscle. Avoid the activities that caused the strain and other activities that are painful.
- Ice the muscle area (20 minutes every hour while awake). Ice is a very effective anti-inflammatory and pain-reliever. Small ice packs, such as packages of frozen vegetables or water frozen in foam coffee cups, applied to the area may help decrease inflammation.
- Compression can be gently applied with an Ace or other elastic bandage, which can both provide support and decrease swelling. Do not wrap tightly.
- Elevate the injured area to decrease swelling. Prop up a strained leg muscle while sitting, for example.
- Activities that increase muscle pain or work the affected body part are not recommended until the pain has significantly improved.
What you can use that you have at home
Strain muscle heals by increasing circulation at that part of the body.
Alcohol plus lard (pig grease) : Clean the area in question with alcohol and then apply the lard as ointment. Over this you can put some cloth just to keep it warm.
Cabbage leaf: Cabbage has amazing healing effects. In this case you take one cabbage leaf and put on warm stove for few seconds just to make it little softer. Then apply at hurted area and fix it with bandage or anything you can use to make it stay on that area. Leave it like that overnight or for few hours per day. Afterwords, change the leaf every few hours till pain is relieved.
They say that the best natural analgesic is ginger. I’m not a big fan of ginger, but if you love it, it’s ideal for you. In addition to ginger, cherries, pineapple, papaya (if anyone ever really eats it), apples and walnuts are also great choices.
What is considered an acceptable approach to muscle inflammation is the use of cold compresses, then taking certain foods such as pineapple, apples, walnuts, fish oil or ginger, which helps reduce swelling, but also heal muscles. It is also known that magnesium and vitamin D are used as dietary supplements that prevent various muscle inflammations, and thus pain. All of the above cannot be called a cure for muscle inflammation, but it can be of great help in situations when you feel muscle pain due to inflammation.
Use of natural massage preparations
It is very important to know that the best way to relieve pain in the back, legs or arms is actually a massage. Any type of sports or therapeutic massage with the use of natural preparations helps in muscle regeneration, eliminates inflammation in a natural way, and thus muscle pain. That is why it is rightly said that this type of massage is the only real cure for muscle inflammation.
Natural preparations are most often used for all types of massage. This primarily means sports creams, then creams for various injuries, rheumatism etc. These creams are specific cause they are very strong, thus, they work so that you feel their effect immediately during the treatment.
What we recommend is a different approach, which is 100% natural. And that is to use Japanese vegetable oil as a medicine for muscle relaxation and a natural massage preparation, which is in fact an extract and concentrate of wild mint, which has a beneficial effect on the skin and muscles of the legs, arms, shoulders, back, neck.
Japanese vegetable oil is used with great success in all types of sports and therapeutic massages, but also in relaxing anti-cellulite treatments. It is applied by many professional masseurs in our country, where it has only recently come into use. There is an increasing number of satisfied users.