Muscle Pain After Doing Exercises
It may happen to all of us – after having a passive way of living and sitting most of the time, we come into the gym ambitiously wasting the last drop of energy, exercising until exhaustion. We come back home with the thought ”it was really hard, but I’ve made it” and we have a perfect sleep. The awful side of the exhausted exercising arrives the next day when the pain in the muscles reminds us that we should keep our ambition ahead and improve the intensity of the exercising step-by-step.
The boring feeling of pain after performing exercises, appears each time when the muscles are stretched, in contraction or maybe there is some pressure on them, except when the muscles are in a state of calmness. In the first 24 hrs after the exercising, the pain is increasing constantly and then disappears constantly after just about 72 hrs.
But however after the damage is done, the one thing we can do is to find a way to reduce the pain in the muscle which hinders our movement and generates a discomfort.
Here you can find some recommended methods for decreasing and prevention from the pain brought on by exercising:
Practice Active Recovering. Don’t lay in bed. Sure, you need a rest for the muscles to recover, but on the other hand lying in bed won’t help much. Easy cardio physical exercises such as walking, swimming, yoga are recommended by the experts. But hey if the pain is too big, just walking will work great. If in case your pain is small and you would like to continue the exercising, don’t think twice, just be sure to reduce the intensity or try with another exercise so you can work on a different group of muscles, which aren’t in pain.
Massage Your Muscle With the “knead” Technique. This massage will relax the muscles and reduces the infection. By using the fingers make moves as kneading a dough on the painful parts of the body where you fell tension and nuisance.
Massage Your Muscles With the “twisting” Technique. For this “twisting” technique you will need a short rolling pin, so put it on the muscle that you’ve already been exercising, and with little pressure from your palms, go up and down.
Do Exercises For Gentle Stretching. With stretching the muscles you should feel a quick relief. Although the scientists aren’t sure that the stretching may heal the muscle pain, they, however, recommend it as a way of reducing it. Simple and slowly stretch the whole body.
Drink an Aspirin or Ibuprofen. For reducing the pain quickly, take an aspirin or maybe an ibuprofen. They reduce the infection and improve the blood flow.
Cold Bath or Ice Compress. In the event, you don’t mind the cold and you really feel too much pain, you can fill the bath tap with cold water and stay in there for 10 minutes. But hey keep in mind that you need to enter carefully and do not soak the body above the chests. If you’re afraid of a cold bath then put ice compresses on the painful muscles.
Have Enough Sleep. Ensure that you have at least eight hours uninterrupted sleep. It is known that our body is healed throughout the sleep, so if you cut your sleep, you cut the healing process.
Eat Healthy and Drink Enough Water. It is really important to keep your body hydrated. It’s required to drink a lot of water before, through and after the training. And here’s the food which helps with muscle pain:
• Cherries (cherries juice)
• Chocolate milk