How to Heal a Torn Muscle or Pulled Muscle at Home
You may consider buying an Ace bandage that you can wrap around the muscle that is torn to provide some support and thereby relief from the pain. ACE bandages are easy to purchase and are reasonably priced.
Do not rub the pulled muscle:
This is something that you will feel has to done, but try and avoid it. In fact the wrong kind of rubbing could escalate the problem.
Try some medication:
Yes, we said simple home remedies, but the use of over the counter medication for pain relief is something that could normally be done. Especially if you are relatively healthy and have no known adverse reactions to such medications. This is something that is relatively harmless as long as you do not overdo it and also affordable.
Get some rest:
Any muscle that is strained needs a certain amount of rest. This, in spite of the fact that you have applied ice, tied an Ace bandage and even taken some over the counter medication. We understand that most people have lots of work and need to get things done, but a torn muscle if not properly rested will only make things worse. Then in that case you have to spend a lot more time doing absolutely nothing.
Another factor that you have to consider during the healing process is that the muscle may become rigid and this can things worse in terms of pain. To ensure that this does not happen a little light stretching is recommended. Make sure that you are doing it slowly and gently. In such cases, your body will scream out a message if things are getting worse. Do listen your body and do things accordingly.
Another thing to keep in mind is that if you feel that things have become worse or if you feel that a bone is broken, then do visit the doctor and get things treated properly.