Protect The Muscle And Rest
It is never shameful to protect an injured or strained muscle. If the muscle feels as though it may be strained, swollen, bruised, or painful, it is wise to rest it until symptoms subside. Avoid any exercise involving the muscle and other activities that could put a strain on it. Consider asking for help or taking the day off to rest the muscle and allow the body to heal and return to its natural, unstrained state. As the muscle heals and range of motion increases, it is safe to begin using the muscle again. However, exercise caution when doing so. Once the muscle has healed, stretch it regularly and carefully to prevent re-injury.
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