Until then let me leave you with this one awesome technique that I've used for injuries. When done properly it works wonders for pulled muscles and other injuries involving swelling. As always consult your doctor before trying this, etc.
1. Apply a cold compress to area for 20 minutes.
2. Immediately after removing the cold compress submerge area in very warm water (think warm like a hot tub).
3. Leave the area submerged for 20 minutes. Gently remove from the warm water. Relax.
I use this for my back all the time and it really works quickly. You may have to do this a few times a day if your swelling is really bad. Use common sense of course, be careful, and don't be afraid to ask your doctor if this is right for you. (ok enough of the spiel)
Time for a gallery of interesting photos:
|Raw Nut Pate Wraps|
|Our Vibrams on a Summer Hike|
|I collapsed after finishing the hike and realized the tree I was under was pretty.|
|Me feeding the goats during a trip to the zoo in the Upper Peninsula, MI|
Enjoy your hump day! I'll be doing my best to be up on my feet with a healed back by tomorrow!