We all have had some fall or other type of strain that we know doesn’t qualify for a trip to the emergency room, but puts us in a lot of pain and limits our actions. By example, about 10 years ago I had a fall on a icy ski slope and strained my groin. It was the last run of the day, so I had to drive home with a swollen thigh. I could barely put any weight on the leg as I got out of the car. Just about any movement hurt. I didn’t want to just go to bed with it in this condition. In the past I woke up stiff as a board. So I did some very slow mini moves that gradually got the muscles to relax. As I gained more confidence I was more aggressive about moving quickly but always staying away from any discomfort.