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How to Treat Sore Muscles

Rather than simply resting a sore muscle, light physical activity and stretching can increase blood flow and minimize soreness. Below is a video of a favorite soreness-reducing foam roller I use called a Rumble Roller.

By
Ben Greenfield,
November 18, 2011

Ben's Favorite Calf Stretch #3 - Foam Roller Calf/Achilles

Rather than simply resting a sore muscle, light physical activity and stretching can increase blood flow and minimize soreness. In addition, other useful activities include a brief cool-down walk or stretch directly after a workout, ice massage or an ice bath/shower, foam roller or massage therapy, topical anti-inflammatories like Arnica rub and Magnesium oil, and compressive wraps like Ace bandages.

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