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IRISHFANUH87 Posts: 1,038
3/18/13 3:20 P

I agree with the active recovery plan....I always feel more sore after sitting/laying a lot the day after exercise.

ABONDGIRL SparkPoints: (4,147)
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3/17/13 10:26 A

Have a lot of pain in hips that wakes me up all night, but for some reason after I get up and start my day it gets better. I know as I lose weight it will help I took an MIR nothing showed so It must be arthritis.. emoticon

MLAN613 Posts: 18,612
3/17/13 8:40 A

Yes, getting moving again, as others have mentioned, helps me.

TWININGS12 SparkPoints: (17,330)
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3/17/13 6:47 A

I only get pain or stiffness because I am getting older. I am in pretty good shape for my age thanks to a healthy life style and wholesome nutrition. Thank you Sparkpeople.........

MPLANE37 SparkPoints: (78,864)
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3/17/13 5:32 A

I deal with it psychologically. Every time I feel very sore, I think to myself how stronger I will be getting by the time I heal. That thought serves me better than a pain killer.

MISHKIN Posts: 63
3/15/13 11:12 P

maybe try a heating pad and or epsom salt bath to get blood circulating better. I know it is rough when you overdo it. Just make sure you give your muscles time to recover, should feel better each day. If not, there may be a trip to the doctor in your future! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 15,443
3/15/13 1:35 A

The best approach to muscle soreness is an 'active recovery'. Blood flowing to the muscles actually helps the recovery process.

Rather than rest, keep walking. Just dial back the speed and distance for a week or two until your body adapts to the new demands you are making of it.


AUSFAM Posts: 115
3/14/13 11:05 P

Try slow, easy stretching too. Don't push too hard but it'll help ease the pain.

BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,981
3/14/13 5:04 A

It is best to keep moving. Take a few slow walks a day (5-10 minutes), and don't push yourself. When I am sore I notice it is worse after I have been resting, and gets better if I move around. Try a hot bath, too.

HANA11 SparkPoints: (44,360)
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3/14/13 2:03 A

Maybe a massage? Also, try to take an active rest instead of complete rest. Try to do very light activities instead of sitting or lying down all day long! Get well soon, and always remember to take it slowly in the beginning. Good luck!

3/14/13 1:53 A

I pushed myself a bit too far by walking farther then I should have when I haven't in a long while. lol I apparently didn't think about having to turn around and walk back afterwards!

Anyways now I am paying for it fully. My entire body is sore. My muscles are tense, I can barely walk and even moving or getting up/sitting down is painful. It is not an injury no worries there. But definite soreness and aches & blisters ouch!

Besides popping pills or resting is there anything else I can do to help with the pain and to help my body recover?

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