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Will a hot bath help with this muscle pain?

Will a hot bath help with this muscle pain?

Sometimes: In acute muscle injury, within the first 24 hours, cold bath and ice therapy is the therapy of choice. After the first 24 hours of muscle injury, moist heat or ultrasound heat treatments are the gold standard. I have some chronic pain patients who get adequate pain relief from warm or hot baths and showers. Some patients complain of increase muscle pain after they had a warm/hot bath and showers. ...Read more

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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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Are there any side effects to taking Epsom salt baths for muscle pain/anxiety relief (it helps)? How often should I include Epsom salt in my baths?

Are there any side effects to taking Epsom salt baths for muscle pain/anxiety relief (it helps)? How often should I include Epsom salt in my baths?

Usually not.: Unless you have some unique reaction to the epsom salts in the bath they are normally not a problem. Once or twice a day should be plenty. ...Read more

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Which herbs added to a hot bath are good for a muscle strain?

Which herbs added to a hot bath are good for a muscle strain?

Yes: But the main pronciple for your treatement is the moist heat. If there's no improvement in the bnext week seek attention at your local er. ...Read more

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Are there herbs added to a hot bath that are good for a muscle strain?

Not Really: There is no benefit for muscle strain by bathing in herbal products, since nothing penetrates the epidermis to the muscles. ...Read more

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Which is better for muscle recovery and cramps healing... Hot bath or ice bath?

Which is better for muscle recovery and cramps healing... Hot bath or ice bath?

Treatment: I usually use ice for the first 24-48 hours to reduce swelling and then use heat to heal the muscle tissue. ...Read more

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My calf muscle seized up during spin class. I felt severe pain and couldn't move it. It subsided with a hot bath but still not 100%. What should I do?

My calf muscle seized up during spin class. I felt severe pain and couldn't move it. It subsided with a hot bath but still not 100%. What should I do?

Muscle: Continue to rest it and use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain every 6 hours. Cold packs may help. Drink plenty of fluids to keep your kidneys clear from muscle trauma. If you don't continue to improve, see your doctor in 2-3 days. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, can I have a hot spa bath to relieve sore muscles?

I'm pregnant, can I have a hot spa bath to relieve sore muscles?

Spa: It depends on how pregnant you are because the hot water can start to induce labor pains. ...Read more

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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more