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How to relieve sore muscles fast

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How to relieve sore muscles fast

Exercise is an essential and recommended activity to keep our lifestyle healthy and active. Why do our muscles get sore in the first place? 

It has a lot to do with when muscle tissue is damaged, especially during exercise. 

When this happens, your body repairs itself by triggering inflammation at the injury. You can usually feel the pain and soreness around 12-24 hours after your exercise.

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If you’re in training or going through a program that would require you to hasten the healing process faster to make the most out of the workout, here’s the low-down on ways to relieve sore muscles as quickly as possible: 

1. Apply some ice and some heat

Since this is inflammation, you can apply ice to help reduce it. It also helps numb the pain and can be done within 48 hours after the injury. 

When your muscles are tight and joints are stiff, you use heating pads or warm towels to help your blood circulate within the area. You can not use the heating method for the first 48 hours after the injury. 

2. Hydrate

Before, during, and after a workout, you must drink water. Most people wouldn’t know when dehydration hits. As you sweat, it removes heat from the body together with body fluids. Replace those fluids by sipping water from time to time. 

3. Stretch

To help boost blood flow and help break down the build-up of lactic acid, you can do gentle stretching. Note on the “gentle” to help prevent inflicting more damage. 

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4. Taping

Tape Geeks can help reduce muscle spasms and inflammation. Taping also aids recovery. It can help rehabilitate your sore muscles and support them during any physical activity. If you’re still recovering from an injury, this is the best support for you to be able to do your daily activities. 

5. Rest

When all else fails, give yourself a well-deserved rest. Given the strenuous session that triggered the inflammation, your muscles would need rest to recover and recuperate. Keep your activity to a minimum involving the strained muscle. 


We, at Tape Geeks, understand the feeling of not being able to do the most because of an injury. We also understand that this may be a setback for your progress. We also believe that pain is part of the progress. Your sore muscles are proof that you are making progress and you’re pushing yourself to your limit. 

A friendly reminder from the Tape Geeks team: Make sure you give yourself some time to rest and recover.

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Best to ask your physician if your sore muscles last more than 5 days as this may be a sign of a more serious injury.

Know more about how kinesiology taping can help you make the most out of your fitness journey in our blog.

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