Conditions and Diseases
Muscular System

How do you relieve sore muscles?

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October 25, 2015 3:01AM

There are many different techniques. Heat or cold helps - try each one to see which one helps your condition. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen and naproxen help reduce pain and swelling in the muscles. There are also OTC muscle rubs that help, as well as pain patches with menthol and camphor that relax tense muscles. Mild stretching exercise often relieves stiffness. And if you have a sprained muscle, wrapping it will help the pain.