7 Ways to Ease Sore Muscles at Home

October 1, 2017

 

1. Drink Water  

 

    Plain and simple; staying hydrated will help those sore muscles.  I have a blog dedicated to this topic here.

 

 

2. Epsom Salt Baths

 

    Ever been told to soak in an epsom salt bath?  Give it a try!  Dissolve approximately 2 cups of salts in a warm bath. The epsom salts help ease muscle cramps and relieve tension.  You with likely finish the bath feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.  

 

3. Use a Foam Roller

 

    Foam rollers can cost as little as $20.00.  They’re easy to find online or at stores like Canadian Tire and Sport Chek.  The rolling and compression motion helps loosen knots, bring blood flow to the area and break up adhesions.  

 

4. Ice Pack

 

    Use ice or an ice pack on a tendonitis flare up or for the first few days of an acute muscle injury (Wrap the ice in a towel, never put it directly on your skin).

 

5. Heat Pack  

 

    Have a sore neck, shoulders or back from work? Heat is best used on those chronic stiff muscles or overuse injuries.

 

6. A Tenis Ball   

 

    Have a sore spot?  Try wedging a tennis ball between your body and a wall or the floor.  Hold it there for 30+ seconds.  This can help alleviate some of the tension and bring blood flow to the area.

 

7. Stretching  

 

    Lengthening those stiff sore muscles is going to feel good.  Here’s my blog post on

this topic.

 

For specific instructions that will help with your areas of concern seek the advice of a health care professional.  Slight discomfort can be normal but if any of these tips cause you pain stop immediately.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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