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Doctor insights on: Eucalyptus Gel For Sore Muscles

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How do you heal sore muscles?

How do you heal sore muscles?

Time!: Sore muscles, especially those from a hard workout or a new strenuous activity, simply recover on their own. Soreness should resolve within 3-4 days. Hydrating well, applying ice and/or heat for 20 minutes 2-3x/day and resting the muscles until the soreness has significantly reduced should suffice for most. Nsaids like advil or Aleve (naproxen) can be used for a few days to alleviate the soreness. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What's best for the relief of sore muscles?

What's best for the relief of sore muscles?

Rest: Sore muscles are common when physical activity levels exceed what your body is use to. This usually improves with resting the muscle groups, but gentle stretching and moist heat (shower, bath, etc) can be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages to exercising with sore muscles?

What are the disadvantages to exercising with sore muscles?

Muscle recovery: Muscles work best if they are challanged enough to break down a bit (catabolism), then given time to recover in keeping with environmental demands (anabolism). That is what muscle building is all about. Some soreness is good, it is a sign of strengthening. But intensifying sharp pains with progressive weakness is an indication that you are overdoing it. ...Read more

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What works to use on sore muscles to make them not so sore?

Rest First: Assuming that the sore muscles are a result of exercise, i would recommend the following. First, appropriate rest. Once the pain is resolved a progressive stretching program. Then finally a graduated exercise program that does not cause pain and includes the necessary periods of rest for adequate muscle recovery. ...Read more

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How often to apply heat to sore muscles?

Just don't burn: No firm rule. I tell people 20 minutes every 3-4 hours as needed. Be careful not to apply high heat as you my burn yourself. ...Read more

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Why does hot water feel so good on sore muscles?

HEAT IS GOOD FOR: Stiff, tight muscles. Ice is good for pain and inflammation, as a general rule of thumb. Joints respond differently though. ...Read more

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How can I prevent sore muscles after working out?

How can I prevent sore muscles after working out?

Lots: Of hydration and stretching... A regular routine will help as well. Meaning the more regular the exercise, over time, the less sore your muscles will be post exercise. The kind of exercise is also important in terms of prevention...High intensity exercise is more likely to produce Lactic Acid build up and soreness..Icing muscles or joints post exercise can help as we as an anti inflammatory. ...Read more