A female asked:
What is the best way to treat sore muscles (like neck, shoulder and back musles)?
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Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Sore muscles: If there is an acute injury of a muscle, apply cold compresses 20 minutes 4 times daily for 48 hours and then switch to hot(not too hot!) applications. For more chronic soreness I favor heat, followed by rubbing in liniment like BenGay. Taking anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or naproxen relieve pain. Of course avoid overuse of these muscles to prevent soreness. See MD as needed.
98 viewsAnswered Feb 27, 2020
Last updated Mar 24, 2020
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