Take complete rest for two to three days which means no weight lifting until you get your pulled muscle back to normal. Make sure that you do not over rest your pulled muscle.
Give the affected muscle normal movement. In certain cases freezing the pulled muscle in a single position lowers down the flow of blood which in turn, hurts even more.
Warm your muscles with the help of a heating pad so that the pulled muscle’s threads can come back into place. Make sure that you have wrapped yourself in a blanket so that the heating pad does not lose its heat.
Another great remedy to treat a pulled muscle is to take hot bath. The steam during a hot bath will significantly help you reduce the pain and at times and get rid of the pain completely! In addition to this, you can also add Epsom salt in the hot bath that will also help you cure the problem in minutes.
Take a gentle amount of hot almond oil and massage it into the skin of the affected area. This will soften up the skin to let you massage properly. Massage in downward strokes. Make sure that you are not straining your pulled muscle during the massage.
Consult with your doctor to prescribe you an anti-inflammatory medicine. He will also guide you about the number of times it must be taken in a day.
You may also rub some muscle pain relieving creams that are commercially available in any medical store. So get one and apply on the affected area and follow the instructions that come along with the cream.