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What is the best thing to do for a bad muscle strain, or extreme muscle soreness?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Rest/Fluids/hydrate
Along with rest, it's important to drink lots of fluids and stay well hydrated when recouping from a strain or sore muscles.
Being dehydrated will make it harder for your body to flush out the Lactic Acid and other chemicals that cause the soreness. Being well hydrated will also make it easier for your body to heal more quickly on its own.

In brief: Rest/Fluids/hydrate
Along with rest, it's important to drink lots of fluids and stay well hydrated when recouping from a strain or sore muscles.
Being dehydrated will make it harder for your body to flush out the Lactic Acid and other chemicals that cause the soreness. Being well hydrated will also make it easier for your body to heal more quickly on its own.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
I'd also suggest regular stretching and sometime warm and cold compresses can help.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
In brief: Rest
The most important thing to do initially is to rest the area affected.
Icing and/or heat can be helpful and is a good secondary thing to do. Ultimately, strengthening is important to prevent the strain in the future.

In brief: Rest
The most important thing to do initially is to rest the area affected.
Icing and/or heat can be helpful and is a good secondary thing to do. Ultimately, strengthening is important to prevent the strain in the future.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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