Everyone feels body soreness. To get relieved, 1st we need to find out the cause and 2nd we need to get a solution for that.
Cause for body soreness
- Muscle overuse
- Minor injury
Muscle soreness can range from barely noticeable to extremely painful.
Why we get muscle soreness?
Soreness after exercise,
Explained by, Shawn Arent, Ph.D., CSCS from university of South Carolina, When damage or micro-tearing happens, your body initiates the repair process by triggering inflammation to that area which leads to fluid accumulation at the injured site. And by fluid accumulation, it puts extra pressure on damaged area which gives you the sensation of tightness and pain.
How you can avoid this?
- Staying hydrated
- Use foam roller, immediately after exercise
- Eat within half an hour after an intense workout
- Proper sleep
- Stretching before workout ( Buy Here Resistance bands for stretching)
- Warm-up exercises before your regular session
Medical condition which causes you soreness of muscle and pain
Not all muscle soreness is caused by stress, tension, and physical activity, there could be some medical conditions as well. Like,
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- infections such as flu, polio or bacterial infection
- An autoimmune disorder such as lupus, dermatomyositis, polymyositis
- Use certain medication such as statins, ACE inhibitor, and cocaine
- Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
- Hypokalemia (low potassium level)
How to get relief from muscle soreness at home?
- Take over the counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen (Advil)
- Apply an ice pack to the affected area to reduce inflammation and relieve pain
- Taking hot Epsom salt bath, mostly all soreness and inflammation go away with sitting in a hot bath
- Massage the affected area with certain oil (lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, chamomile oil, yarrow oil– for pain and swelling)
- Drinking tart cherry juice or tart cherry capsule to reduce soreness
When to see a doctor about muscle soreness?
- Pain doesn’t go away within a few days with home treatments
- Severe muscle pain without any cause
- Muscle pain along with other symptoms like, rashes, or other signs
- Muscle pain with swelling and redness
- Pain with elevated body temperature
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