Ways To Relieve Muscle Pain
If you’ve worked out or done some sort of physically stressful activity you’ve probably noticed that your muscles tend to feel really sore a day or two after. This is called delayed onset muscle soreness. Now everyone I know hates this muscle soreness due to the fact that it hurts to really do anything involving those muscles. Although I do like the soreness only for the fact that I know I was working fairly hard. However, I always wish that the pain wouldn’t take so long to go away because it can interfere with daily activities. So I went to try and find different ideas on how to relieve this type of muscle soreness.
Some ideas I found included doing this like:
Take an Ice Bath- Many athletes do this because it helps with the acid in your body that lead to the muscle soreness. This helps boost the recovery time greatly… or so I’ve been told.
Active Recovery- some athletes participate in active recovery instead of complete rest. This means that after a hard workout or a big competition instead of resting the following days athletes workout at lower intensities. Some studies have shown that this may help lactic acid removal and speed recovery time.
Take an Anti-Inflammatory Medicine- Although the anti-inflammatory medicine (something like aspirin) does not speed recovery time it does help with the pain temporarily.
R.I.C.E- Rest, Ice Compression, and Elevation. Resting will help the injury heal, ice will reduce blood flow and may reduce swelling, compression also reduces swelling, and elevation will help heal the injury faster.
Always remember to warm up and stretch before doing any sort of workout or strenuous physical activity. This will help keep you from getting injured.