Member Comments for the Article:

Smart Ways to Soothe Sore Muscles

Decode, Treat and Prevent 5 Common Types of Post-Workout Pain

35 Comments


Leave a Comment Return to Article
  • On August 30, I decided to rearrange my living room. I currently walk with oxygen because when I walk I lose oxygen. So, any how I decided enough was enough!! I started to switch the couch and the entertainment center. Both are extremely heavy. I was having great difficulty moving the entertainment stand and so I reached over and attempted to pick it up. I imagine it probably weighed 2000 pounds. When I attempted this I started at my knees, and well, there was this very loud crack. Like a fool I continued for 5 more hours (not wanting to live it all exposed) the next day I was good. Oh but the very next day I was horrified at how much it hurt. On a scale of 1 - 10, it was an easy 11. I contemplated calling 911. Today, will mark 7 days. I still have a lot of pain but nothing compared to before. There was no one else I could ask for help from. I took "lyft" to Walmart and picked us some pain patches and Ibuprofen. Thanks for listening to me just ramble on.............. Hope your day is awesome, and may GOD B L E S S you and keep you safe. - 9/6/2016 2:49:26 PM
  • I really struggle with believing that most people's "instinct" to get rid of a calf muscle would be to point the toe instead of elongate the calf muscle. I have never been had the natural instinct to do that-always, always first inclination was to stretch (i.e. elongate) the muscle. Now, that being said, out of curiosity one time I thought "Gee, what would happen if I did not immediately go into stretch mode?" OUCH!! Wow, that was one mistake I never made again. Cramp turns into a complete knot--and then try loosening THAT up! - 3/10/2016 8:58:18 AM
  • Advice to do yoga to treat muscle aches? if you don't think yoga is strenuous enough to bring on muscle aches, then you haven't done yoga. Try holding poses for a minute or more; eg, do a "chair" which is essentially a squat you hold in place vs going up and down. When you hold that pose, your muscles don't 'rest' like they do when you stand-and-squat, stand-and-squat. Yoga is not just stretching. - 1/28/2016 2:18:55 PM
  • I wear orthotics and often get cramps in my calf muscles. Thanks for the helpful advice. I love learning something new every day on Sparkpeople. - 10/15/2015 2:40:25 PM
  • ANISTONJENNIFER
    I have also use to some health issue that is Muscle pain. My friends suggest me Carisoprodol medicine. I have used it and me relief my body ache. Carisoprodol itís healing various muscle pains. I advise go Fostermeds.com and buy online Carisoprodol 350mg itís really help. - 7/24/2015 4:12:26 AM
  • Great resource for understanding your body - I saved it for future reference. I have had muscle cramps since I was a young girl (I was very athleic), later from being physically active, later from different medicines and recently from trying to be healthy. I have never heard to not point my toes! Amazing that I have treated for this and no one shared this gem of information. - 6/30/2014 7:06:08 PM
  • THERESAMARGARET
    Thanks! good information. I was going to stop my exercise program, because of the soreness every time. I got scared I shouldn't be working out so hard. I was thinking just go back to walking. Good motivation information. On to Curves now. - 6/30/2014 8:00:39 AM
  • DENNISPARKER
    I think that overcoming muscle pain just takes time. When I exercise heavily, I am sometimes sore for two days.

    Malaysia Gym
    http://www.contoursexpress.com.my/
    - 6/19/2014 6:25:25 AM
  • Something that helps me feel amazing is to walk to and from the gym, instead of sitting down in the car post-workout. I only have 5-min drive but I noticed that even after cooling down and stretching, I felt tight getting out of the car back at home. I turned the 5-min drive into a 25-min walk and it really helps! - 6/18/2014 9:47:58 PM
  • DENNISSG
    A reliable blog always comes-up with new and exciting information and while reading I have feel that this blog is really have all those quality that characterize a blog to be a best one. - 6/16/2014 3:56:34 AM
  • Good info wish I would have found it before jan jumpstart! - 1/27/2014 6:51:56 PM
  • ROSIEGAINES
    excellent help,i did my first gym session today and just want to tone up,am a bit achy but am not worrying too much,see how i am tomorrow and may go for a light swim - 9/5/2013 4:31:23 PM
  • Great information. After reading the article I learn the name of the pain I sometimes get the day after I exercise "DOMS"= Delay Onset Muscle Soreness. I love when I learn something new:) - 7/17/2013 5:59:12 PM
  • Good info. Thanks. - 6/26/2013 7:13:18 AM
  • Glad you made the distinction between pain and soreness. Once a week I work to fatigue and feel sore the next day. I happen to enjoy the soreness because I know what it means. Now and then I can truly feel the burn too - but again - that's not usually more than once a week. Pain, otoh - uh uh. Nope. don't do pain. - 6/23/2013 6:36:31 AM

Comment Pages (3 total)
[1]

Leave a comment


  Log in to leave a comment.