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Rules for sore muscles

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

URL: http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/health/feeds/hscout/2005/08/27/hscout527451.html

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