Heal Your Muscle: Combine ColdCure Technology® and BFST® Home Therapies!
Muscle strains are the most common soft tissue injury there is. Muscle strains occur simply because the tissues become overloaded; every tissue in the body is susceptible to strains, tears and full breaks. In general, and most commonly, chronic muscle tears directly result from pushing your body's limits. This may include poor flexibility or strength, muscle fatigue, an inadequate warm-up, and a history of muscle injury; where as an acute strain may result from direct trauma such as a fall or a hit sustained to the muscle.
Common muscle strains include groin pulls, hamstring pulls, quadricep strains, forearm pain and lower back pulls. Upon straining a muscle the bodies inflammatory response kicks in; this can last for a few days. During this time it is imperative that the injured area is rested and immobilized to prevent further injury. If the area is not attended to properly the injury may quickly get worse. Continued exertion on the muscle will quickly change a minor stretch into a major tear.
In the injuries initial stages it is important to reduce the swelling in the area and to control the pain as much as you can. The RCCE (Rest Cold Compression Elevation) method has long been a tried and true treatment for muscle pulls and other soft tissue injuries. The best way to heal is to reduce swelling; the RCCE method facilitates this as well as a quicker healing time