Pulled abdominal oblique muscle

  • Whipmagic

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    Oct 17, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    I pulled my left abdominal oblique muscle (I think) in BJJ today. I'm still in pain, despite ice and iboprofene. Does anyone have good suggestions on how to speed up the healing process? The best I can come up with is rest, and switching from ice to heat in a few days, and light stretching. But I hate the thought of being out of commission for a while.
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    Oct 17, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
    Does BJJ = Blow Job Jamboree?

    That could be fun...and totally worth a pulled muscle or two.
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    Oct 17, 2012 11:53 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidDoes BJJ = Blow Job Jamboree?

    That could be fun...and totally worth a pulled muscle or two.


    BJJ = Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Essentially submission wrestling. And no, I would not take an injury like this for a couple of blow jobs.
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    Oct 17, 2012 12:39 PM GMT
    From what I can gather, and what I've been told to do in the past, you never want to heat an injury. You're supposed to ice for 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off, then stretch gently.
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    Oct 17, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    Squintz saidFrom what I can gather, and what I've been told to do in the past, you never want to heat an injury. You're supposed to ice for 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off, then stretch gently.


    When I strained a rotator cuff muscle earlier this year, my PT had me do alternating hot and cold compresses the first few days, then just cold. It sucks, but rest is probably the best thing for it. It sounds like you're on the right track.
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    Nov 18, 2012 7:42 AM GMT
    Might be too late for this.

    In case of an acute injury (when inflammatory phase is active) only ICE to be applied where as in case of chronic injury (more than 2 to 3 days and afterwards) you can apply heat.

    Initial treatment should include RICE- Rest, ice, compression and elevation (Limb)