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I hurt my arm picking up my dog and now it hurts to move it. I think I pulled the musles in it. how can I help it get well?

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replied April 24th, 2008
Muscular and Nerve Disorders Answer A4000
Rest your arm and take some non-opiate painkillers (aspirin, paracetamol, ibuprofen, ketoprofen etc.) to relieve the arm pain. A warm bath (hydrotherapy) is also useful. If your arm doesn’t feel better after 10 days you may want to visit your GP.

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