How would you describe yourself? Do love being active, working out every single day and trying out new and different activities and sports to keep your exercise routine exciting? Or do you completely despise working out and eating healthy and would do anything to avoid it? If you are similar to the second example, you may not have any trouble with this but if you are active and always on your feet like the first example, you know how sore and painful your muscles can get. You must always remember to do warm up and cool down exercises before and after any intense physical exercise to help your body prevent any injuries but sometimes, you may try a new workout or sport, out of passion, and not do sufficient research and badly hurt yourself. It is always recommended that you seek the advice of a professional trainer or even simply do thorough research online, no matter what new sport you are trying, but if you didn’t, and you are now suffering with a strained muscle, read below to see what you can do.
Pain balms and pain killers
If the pain is very sharp, you might have to visit your physician. In fact, it is important that you visit your physician so that he may do an x-ray and determine if the injury is a minor muscle strain or if the sharp pain you are feeling is due to something a lot more serious such as a broken bone. If it is a minor injury or strain, your physician may prescribe you some generic pain killers and also give you a pain balm that you can then massage therapy Chatswood a few times a day to help ease and reduce the pain.
Another thing you can do to help with any pain is massages. If your physician recommended that you do not take pain killers because you are a very active person and you are always in pain due to all that activity, it is better for you to not take pain killers often as the harmful chemicals present in it can harm your body if taken regularly and long term. Or maybe you are an individual who does not believe in conventional medicine and wants to take the naturopath route whenever possible, you can consider getting a good sports remedial massage at your local spa if they offer such services. This type of treatment can help speed up the process of healing of your muscles and can even loosen up tight and tense muscles which will in turn help you perform better and more efficiently.