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Health Tip: Easing Muscle Soreness

(HealthDay News) -- Pushing yourself during a workout can lead to sore muscles, as their fibers may develop tiny tears.

The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests these possible remedies:

  • Gently stretch the muscles.

  • Treat your muscles to a gentle massage.

  • Apply ice to help minimize inflammation.

  • Apply heat to increase blood flow.

  • Allow your muscles to rest.

  • Take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or a different type of over-the-counter pain medication.