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Short rest: Soreness is the body's response to physical activity which it is not accustomed too. It generally disappears over time, with a short period of resting the involved muscle. If its severe, low dose anti inflammatory meds and icing can help. If part of an exercise regimen, resume the activity in a few days, so u can continue to strengthen the muscle and prevent soreness in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fibromylagia: There can be many reasons, but most of the time this can be due to fibromyalgia which is a problem with widespread chronic pain, made worse with things such as poor sleep, poor exercise or control of stress and psychologic problems. During your evalaution these will need to be looked for to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Helping Healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. ...Read more
Natural process: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more
A few steps: Make sure to apply indirect ice to the affected area, wrap ice in a thin towel, making sure not to put direct ice on the area. This works best for immediate relief. Ice the area right after the activity to reduce inflammation and later use a heat pack to increase blood flow to the area. You can also take tylenol, advil, or aleve to further help the soreness. ...Read more
History: Write down your symptoms in detail, when they occur, and how often. Take this into your physician and it will help come up with the answer. Blood tests and x-rays may help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: If the masseuse actually bruised you or even tore muscle fibers, the answer is yes. However, the pain should not last much longer and if it lasts more than a couple more days, you should seek medical attention to make sure there isn't something else going on. ...Read more
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