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What to put on sore muscles?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Depends why sore

Muscle can be sore for a variety of reasons.
It overuse ice and heat can be used. There are a variety of topical analgesics which you can get over the counter (otc) and by prescription. You first need a correct diagnosis to be certain the muscle soreness is not due to a systemic problem invovling the muscles, like myositis and vasculitis, as these can be serious and need definition.

In brief: Depends why sore

Muscle can be sore for a variety of reasons.
It overuse ice and heat can be used. There are a variety of topical analgesics which you can get over the counter (otc) and by prescription. You first need a correct diagnosis to be certain the muscle soreness is not due to a systemic problem invovling the muscles, like myositis and vasculitis, as these can be serious and need definition.
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