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kevinla 10-30-2019 10:07 AM

Pulled back muscle
About two weeks ago I was stretching and pulled an upper back muscle near my shoulder.

I have been stretching the area every day but the issue still remains.

What else can I do?

Titchou 10-30-2019 02:34 PM

Re: Pulled back muscle
Take an anti inflammatory and use a heating pad.

TreeFrog 10-31-2019 06:48 AM

Re: Pulled back muscle
Also kevinla, try soaking in very warm (not too hot) water that has a cup of Epsom salts dissolved in it.

I get relief from muscle cramps with Theraworx foam, available over the counter at pharmacies. Read and follow the directions and don't get it in your eyes. I get instant relief with it.

A heating pad is helpful, as well. The idea is to relax the muscles.

Keep doing some very gentle stretching but don't over-do.

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