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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
you can't: Post-exercise soreness is good because that means your workout was effective. The pain resolves over 2-3 days anyway.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Depends on what's causing the soreness. Usually rest, stretching and fluids will do the job.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Jogging: If you have to run yes compression is good after stretching . If you have pain you shouldn't be running until its resolved.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Within reason: The old adage of no pain no gain applies. If a muscle is tight it will be mildly painful stretching it with exercise. This is good as long as its done ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Stretch: Stretch the muscle out, drink lots of water, massage them and take an anti-inflammatory like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as long as you arent allergic ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Max 30 min on: You should never over use heat on the area for too long to avoid a burn to your skin. Take a break every 30min or so to avoid any issues.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Avron dov Heyman
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Try OTC anti-inflamm: Acute torticollis, which usually develops unprovoked overnight, is best treated with a combination product of ibuprofen and paracetamol which your loc ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurpreet Sandhoo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See ent: This can be serious. Please see initially your primary care physician and he or she can possibly refer you to ENT specialist
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: it probably is a muscle strain especially after a workout. Use moist warm heating soaks plus a massage of the area. Non steroidal anti inflammatorie ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurpreet Sandhoo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Imaging studies need: See your doctor for physical exam and x ray. Only x ray or CT exam can confirm if you have a fracture.
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