Even people who are really in shape can experience muscle pain after a hard workout. In fact, muscle pain usually pretty natural, especially as we age. Delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, is the result of microscopic injuries to the muscles. DOMS is typically a sign that your workouts are effective and your muscles are adapting to the new physical demands placed on them. However, even though muscle soreness after a workout is normal, it can still be pretty unpleasant and even discourage you from hitting the gym again. To help you move past muscle soreness, here are some tips:
Use Heat And Ice Therapy
Using both heat and ice strategically can help relieve muscle pain. Heat relaxes muscles and releases stiffness, while ice helps to numb and relieve sharp pains. Using both remedies can help you during the recovery period.
Massage The Muscle With A Foam Roller
Foam rollers are designed to help alleviate muscle pain and soreness after a workout. They are extremely affordable and you can get them at any sports retailer. You start by pinpointing the area that is sore and then lying down on the roller. Then move the roller back and forth to relieve some of the tension in the area.
Relieve Tension With Gentle Movements
If your muscles are particularly tense after a workout, you don’t want to stay sedentary. This can lead to your muscles tightening and cause more pain down the line. Instead, do some light, low impact exercise like taking a nice walk or doing a bit of yoga. This will help relieve the tension, reduce some of the swelling, and ultimately, lessen the pain.
Use A Muscle Relaxant Cream
Muscle relaxant creams are great for after workout soreness. They can provide the immediate relief you need upon application. Simply apply a muscle relaxant cream like Noxicare’s Natural Pain Relief Cream to the affected area and massage gently.
All of these tips can help you relieve the pain in your muscles after a workout. IF you decide to use a muscle relaxant cream, make sure to stick with a natural option like Noxicare’s Natural Pain Relief Cream. Made with a blend of anti-inflammatory and pain relieving ingredients, Noxicare does not leave a bad odor or greasy feel and you don’t have to worry about the risks of chemical ingredients. So the next time your muscles are sore, remember Be Smart. Go Natural with Noxicare.