I've got a strained feeling in my left bicep and elbow. I've been resting it and icing it, anything else to do? heat? I've been doing just legs for a couple weeks, and I want to do my overhead stuff today, should I keep it iced during the workout? I won't be doing any direct bicep stuff, but I might try some light skullcrushers and see how it goes. I think it's just a strain, so maybe 2 weeks rest is enough.
I'm recently coming off a strained right pec. Anti inflammatory meds, heat, cold, bengay, pain patch is what I did. Had something on it 24/7, plus soaking in epsom salt, hot bath each night and kept icy hot on my back and laid on heating pad. It was better in about 10 days
Last edited by Mark!; 05-20-2011 at 02:36 PM.
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If it's a joint; fish oil, glucosamine & chondroiton
If it's muscle; fish oil, microlactin
Definitely use heat, no ice. Also foam role or massage it right after heating it; do this once every day until the pain is gone.
Ice is for swelling/inflammation. Once the swelling does down switch to heat, as the heat helps increase blood flow and promote healing. OP said it's been 2 weeks since the injury, shouldn't still be swollen.