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Doctor insights on: How To Heal Muscle Soreness

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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 causes muscle soreness?

What causes muscle soreness?

Lactic Acid: Its what builds up when muscle tissue starts to make energy anaerobicaly. As you get more fit, your body's capacity to utilize oxygen will increase, and you will build up less Lactic Acid at the same level of exertion. Keep increasing your fitness level and the soreness will be harder and harder to achieve. ...Read more

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Whats a good medicine for muscle soreness?

Whats a good medicine for muscle soreness?

Movement: It depends on which muscles are sore and when they are sore. If they only ache a day or two after strenous exercise, this is called delayed onset muscle soreness- doms- and is completely normal. Generalized achiness responds best to exercise- increased blood flow to the muscles brings them more oxygen. Stretching, ice, and heat can also help. See your doctor if not improving. ...Read more

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What can I do about extreme muscle soreness?

What can I do about extreme muscle soreness?

Magnesium deficiency: Low mag means a true deficiency or relative. Most folk think it is just potassium, but mag is another key mineral need to keep muscles quiet. Muscular issues. Heat stretching and massage. See a good massage person who will unlock your local muscles. Add in magnesium, epsoms soaking. I love acupuncture and myofasical release w Lidocaine trigger point needling. ...Read more

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How do I reduce muscle soreness post work out?

How do I reduce muscle soreness post work out?

Ice, cool down: I would recommend that you ice any affected area for about 15 min i would also recommend that you cool down after any aerobic type activities too many people finish running or cycling and then just sit down - that's just great for you muscles to tighten up walking for a few minutes will also help get the Lactic Acid out of your msucles. ...Read more

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Extreme muscle soreness during and after workouts. Why?

Extreme muscle soreness during and after workouts. Why?

Muscle microtrauma: During workouts you are actually causing lots of microtrauma to your muscle tissue that is stimulating muscle tissue growth and repair. You can see this evidence of muscle cell injury in blood work that has increased levels of myoglobin that has leaked out of injured muscles. This is a natural process where your body is responding and adapting to increased use and loads on your muscles. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to help muscle soreness after a workout?

Could you tell me ways to help muscle soreness after a workout?

See details: Muscle soreness after a workout is good. It means you have done enough to break muscle down so you will gain mass and strength. Put up with it, don't be a wimp. If you have to take something for mild, transient muscle soreness, try advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more