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6 Natural Ways to Relieve Muscle Pain

Natural Ways to Relieve Muscle Soreness

Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer

Muscle soreness and discomfort are a normal part of any exercise routine. Whenever you begin a program, increase the intensity of your workout, or try some new exercises, it's common for your muscles to feel sore 12-48 hours after your workout ends. If you're looking for ways to treat muscle soreness that don't involve medications or a trip to the doctor, then these tools and techniques are for you!
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Foam Roller

A foam roller is an inexpensive piece of equipment (found at most sporting goods stores) that is used for self-massage (also called myofascial release) and helps break up knots in sore or tight muscles. Foam rollers provide a variety of benefits, including a reduction in muscle pain, soreness and tension. Spending just a few minutes foam rolling each day can do wonders to relieve pain and keep you feeling great. Watch our video to learn how to use a foam roller, then check out these foam roller demonstrations for different muscle groups if you're interested in incorporating this equipment into your routine.