Thursday, April 17, 2014

MUSCLE PAIN TREATMENT

MUSCLE PAIN TREATMENT

You are weekend warrior: bowling, cycling, tennis, swimming. And then during the week, it’s back to work. You consider yourself fit, but sometimes you get out of bed on Monday morning. Every muscle in your body is aching.

Whenever you exercise, you injure your muscles slightly. It takes 48 hours for muscles to recover.

  • Use an ice pack for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the ice pack and wrap the swollen muscle in an elastic bandage.
  • Put your feet up, particularly if the sore muscles in the leg.
  • Rest for 24 hours, after which you may use heat to bring blood to the injured muscles.
  • Stretch. Gradually stretching the muscle out will cause it to relax and give it a chance to heal.
  • Massage the sore area gently.
  • Excise the next day, but very gently. It will help to work out of some the soreness.
  • Work on strength. Weak muscles could be part of the problem.