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What's your remedy for sore muscles?

My job is very physical and I am so sore.... any advice would be appreciated!

 
June_Mama09

Asked by June_Mama09 at 6:57 PM on Apr. 3, 2011 in Health

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Answers (10)
  • Ice and stretch. Stretching can work wonders b/c it helps pump out lactic acid build up which is usually the cause of DOMS. Ice helps to kill pain and micro-inflammation you get from working your muscles. I never recommend heat in my practice unless it is just prior to stretching or to increase blood flow in a joint for OA s/sx.

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 9:30 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Arnica...either lotion or oil
    MrsMWF

    Answer by MrsMWF at 6:59 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • My husband carries about 150lbs of gear on a nearly daily basis at the moment. Epsom Salt baths work wonders!
    ArmyWifeAshlie

    Answer by ArmyWifeAshlie at 6:59 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • I like to soak in a nice hot bubble bath. Then if you have someone to help you have them give you a rub down with some lotion. Hope it helps!
    HeidisMom800

    Answer by HeidisMom800 at 7:00 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • SootheX, it's an Advocare product and it's great.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 7:16 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • After a nice warm bath or shower do some stretches. Do them everyday to keep the muscles limbered up. You can Google stretches and get many for each muscle group
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:37 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Tiger balm and a hot bath/shower.
    AnasMommy7

    Answer by AnasMommy7 at 7:42 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • soaking ina hot bath for atleast a half hour!
    TuckyGirl

    Answer by TuckyGirl at 7:48 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • hot shower, i hate baths
    gwen20

    Answer by gwen20 at 7:54 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • I agree with Arnica
    Syphon

    Answer by Syphon at 8:21 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

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