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Suggest treatment for muscle strain

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Posted on Thu, 27 Feb 2014
Question: seem to have a muscle strain in the abdominal area mid left side ,I exercise regularly . gym four times a week . pain is bearable still working , but getting painful spasms from time to time .what is the best treatment? if I tense my abs and press the injured area there is no pain. untensed it feels sore apart from the spasms. am taking ibuprofen at the moment 400mg tablets
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Home pain remedies for muscle strain... Detailed Answer: Hi, If the muscle strain you had was within a couple of days, can apply cold compresses to the painful area. If more than a couple of days, I'd suggest to apply: - warm clothing - local analgesic cream - keep massaging the painful area Avoid exercising or too much exercising until improvement. If no improvement within a week and if you notice any unusual skin problems locally or other abdominal issue, I'd suggest to consult your physician for further evaluation. Hope it was of help! Dr.Benard
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Brief Answer: Home pain remedies for muscle strain... Detailed Answer: Hi, If the muscle strain you had was within a couple of days, can apply cold compresses to the painful area. If more than a couple of days, I'd suggest to apply: - warm clothing - local analgesic cream - keep massaging the painful area Avoid exercising or too much exercising until improvement. If no improvement within a week and if you notice any unusual skin problems locally or other abdominal issue, I'd suggest to consult your physician for further evaluation. Hope it was of help! Dr.Benard