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My lower back hurts after excercising (body pump class). How long shall I not go to the class, n what's a good cream (tiger balm?) to use?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine

In brief: Pain free x 2-3 days

You shouldn't return to exercise until you've been pain free with activities of daily living for at least 2-3 days.
Then, do so gradually and avoid painful exercises. I don't find over-the-counter topicals very effective, especially for low back pain where the source of pain is rarely very superficial. Oral anti-inflammatories tend to work more effectively.

In brief: Pain free x 2-3 days

You shouldn't return to exercise until you've been pain free with activities of daily living for at least 2-3 days.
Then, do so gradually and avoid painful exercises. I don't find over-the-counter topicals very effective, especially for low back pain where the source of pain is rarely very superficial. Oral anti-inflammatories tend to work more effectively.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine

In brief: Good to exercise but

Listen to your body.
It is ok to be sore in your muscles. Is not , to be sore in your joints. Adjust what or how you are doing the activity if it is making your joints sore.

In brief: Good to exercise but

Listen to your body.
It is ok to be sore in your muscles. Is not , to be sore in your joints. Adjust what or how you are doing the activity if it is making your joints sore.
Dr. Ray Tidman
Dr. Ray Tidman
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