Sore muscles: heat or cold?

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  1. Chris

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    Ive heard alternating of both
     
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    cold bath
     
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    exercise

    aka active recovery
     
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    jessb20hatch Let's bang like Myosin & Actin

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    start with cold, then alternate with heat
     
  6. niether............ and don't take any kind of pain medication either..... just let it run its course
     
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    cold....


    supposedly you don't want to use heat for 2-3 days after the incident that caused the soreness.....I forget who said that....
     
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    that would be for an injury that causes swelling, this guy is talking about regular delayed-onset muscle soreness after training. At least i think he is...
     
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    ahh...ok
     
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    lots of dynamic stretching ftw.
     
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    either or

    i like to use cold cause it's more relaxing...but sometimes increasing bloodflow can help with soreness

    if it's DOMS, you gotta rest and change your routine a bit
     
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    i'll let you tell it :hsugh:

    there is no reason anyone should be sore for two years
     
  14. Greek Mofo

    Greek Mofo "Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the compan

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    Ill usually jump in the pool so its semi cold, then ill go to the jacuzzi really fast for a min, then ill jump in the pool after that again. Then i head to the showers.

    edit: :o
     
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    Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Oct;87(10):1310-7.

    Continuous low-level heat wrap therapy for the prevention and early phase treatment of delayed-onset muscle soreness of the low back: a randomized controlled trial.

    Mayer JM, Mooney V, Matheson LN, Erasala GN, Verna JL, Udermann BE, Leggett S.

    U.S. Spine & Sport Foundation, San Diego, CA 92123, USA. [email protected]

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of continuous low-level heat wrap therapy for the prevention and early phase treatment (ie, 0-48 h postexercise) of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) of the low back. DESIGN: Two prospective randomized controlled trials. SETTING: Outpatient medical facility. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-seven subjects asymptomatic of back pain and in good general health (mean age, 23.5+/-6.6 y). INTERVENTIONS: Participants performed vigorous eccentric exercise to experimentally induce low back DOMS. Participants were assigned to 1 of 2 substudies (prevention and treatment) and randomized to 1 of 2 treatment groups within each substudy: prevention study (heat wrap, n=17; control [nontarget muscle stretch], n=18) and treatment study (heat wrap, n=16; cold pack, n=16). Interventions were administered 4 hours before and 4 hours after exercise in the prevention study and between hours 18 to 42 postexercise in the treatment study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: To coincide with the expected occurrence of peak symptoms related to exercise-induced low back DOMS, hour 24 postexercise was considered primary. Pain intensity (prevention) and pain relief (treatment) were primary measures, and self-reported physical function and disability were secondary measures. RESULTS: In the prevention study, at hour 24 postexercise, pain intensity, disability, and deficits in self-reported physical function in subjects with the heat wrap were reduced by 47% (P<.001), 52.3% (P=.029), and 45% (P=.013), respectively, compared with the control group. At hour 24 in the treatment study, postexercise, pain relief with the heat wrap was 138% greater (P=.026) than with the cold pack; there were no differences between the groups in changes in self-reported physical function and disability. CONCLUSIONS: In this small study, continuous low-level heat wrap therapy was of significant benefit in the prevention and early phase treatment of low back DOMS.

    PMID: 17023239
     
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    Interesting study. I may have to try that.
     
  17. Elfling

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    I doubt you work out like chris does either :rofl:
     
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