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What kind of product is best to use on sore muscles after a day of intense hard work?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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In brief: Ice/stretch/massage

Although icing hasn't been studied rigorously and for athletes returning to play that same day, new data suggest that icing may be counterproductive - ice has been the mainstay for sore muscles for many years.
It's cheap, it's safe, and for most people it works. A good gentle stretching at the end of the day also helps, as well as massage.

In brief: Ice/stretch/massage

Although icing hasn't been studied rigorously and for athletes returning to play that same day, new data suggest that icing may be counterproductive - ice has been the mainstay for sore muscles for many years.
It's cheap, it's safe, and for most people it works. A good gentle stretching at the end of the day also helps, as well as massage.
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