Massages, baths and non-steroidal anti-rheumatic drugs treat muscle pain
When a person decides to be physically active and overdoes it in physical activities, the inflammatory state of the muscles is almost inevitable. The pain is often unpleasant, making it difficult to move. There is a disorder in the contractile muscle units and swelling of the muscle fibers and further development of the inflammatory state. The inflammatory state usually disappears soon after intense exercise, lasts 72 hours and leads to serious damage to the health condition. The degree of pain varies depending on the degree of inflammation.
Massage, warm baths, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help relieve muscle pain after intense physical activity. Antirheumatic drugs have an anti-inflammatory effect and lead to a reduction of the inflammatory process in the muscle tissue and, consequently, a reduction of pain. These drugs are not harmful to muscle tissue and do not reduce the speed of regeneration.
Massages are one of the good ways to relieve inflammation. If a person does not have money for a massage and none of the household members are qualified to perform a massage at home, then experts say that it is better not to apply massages.
Treatment with compresses can be done at home.
It is enough to soak a piece of cotton cloth with apple cider vinegar and wrap the diseased area. Keep the compress for 20 minutes. Repeat the procedure as needed several times at intervals of 4 hours until the pain disappears.
Certain gels can be applied topically. These are gels that stimulate the cryoreceptors and prevent the passage of pain impulses to the brain. The gel should be gently rubbed in and the place where the gel is applied should not be massaged.
Increased caffeine intake can also reduce or prevent muscle soreness after intense activity.
There is information in the literature that ginger reduces muscle pain, but there are no official studies that confirm the effectiveness of ginger.
Someone applies cooling and heating of the muscles (showering with warm water), whereby the circulation increases and the inflammatory condition recovers/disappears faster.
Treatment in the bath and in the shower
Muscle pain can be alleviated with a combination of salt and water. Fill the tub with warm water. Dissolve a kilogram of sea salt. Bathe for 15 minutes. Afterwards, lie down on the bed in a relaxed position. Cover yourself.
- The training is included gradually with the dosage of exercise and the exercise is gradually increased.
- During exercise, it is necessary to take in as much liquid as possible, and the best choice is a liquid rich in electrolytes.
- Stretching (before and after exercise) or warming up before exercise do not reduce the possibility of muscle soreness after intense physical exercise. But. Adequate muscle stretching prepares the muscle for effort and reduces the possibility of injury during exercise.
- During exercise, put the emphasis on other (less used muscles that are not painful) while the pain in certain muscle groups lasts.