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When injuries to muscles are sustained, application of a cold compress initially to reduce swelling and limit pain should be placed over the area. This is followed by warming up the injured area a few days after the cold treatment, to relax the tense muscles and encourage healing. If the pain is chronic, heat therapy benefits sore joints and muscles.
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About: Rules for sore muscles
Date: 27 August 2005
Source: HealthDay News
Author: Robert Preidt
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