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4 Ways to Relieve Sore Muscles

Sore muscles can range from mild and annoying, to completely and utterly debilitating. If you’ve ever suffered from sore muscles, then you already know how much they can put a damper on your life. If you suffer from this ailment, rest assured that relief might be around the corner. Check out these four ways to get a little relief from your sore muscles and a little kick back in your step.


Sometimes when a muscle is sore, it just has a knot in it. A massage can be a great way to work that knot out. Whether you do it yourself, get help from a friend, or find a professional, a massage is a great way to reduce mild pain in your muscles. Regular massage can even help to prevent certain types of muscle pain from occurring in the first place.


Sometimes medication, such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen, can give you a little relief. These types of medication help to reduce inflammation and pain. While this may not be a long term solution, it can give you a little relief in the case of temporary or mild pain. This combined with other pain management options can provide you with an even greater amount of relief for a longer term solution.

Heat and Ice

Both heat and ice can help to relieve the soreness in muscles. They both reduce inflammation, which almost always helps to reduce pain. Heat and ice can also help to promote self healing. While sitting with a heating pad or ice pack might be difficult at times, it can be worth it for the pain relief. If you simply don’t have the time, topical gels like IcyHot can provide your muscles with the same effect.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a great way to relieve soreness and stiffness in the body. A chiropractor may be able to align your spine properly, which promotes an efficient body. It can also relieve some of the tension and stress that causes sore muscles in the first place. Seeing a chiropractor regularly may be able to not only heal your sore muscles, but keep them away in the first place.

To relieve your sore muscles, walk into The Joint...the Chiropractic Place at anytime. Their walk in appointment policy and affordable pricing makes getting care easier than ever. A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your spine to relieve tension and help your sore muscles be pain free.

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