Picture this: you wake up in the morning and turn to check the alarm clock. Suddenly, it strikes – neck pain. And you can kiss the rest of your day goodbye.
Neck strains, sprains, and spasms are among the most painful injuries one can sustain. Neck pain can come from turning your head in a funny way, or from staring at a computer screen too long, or from the stress of daily life.
Thankfully, there are many simple ways to relieve neck pain. Here are five things to try the next time you experience neck muscle pain.
Pro athletes are always looking for a recovery edge. They want fast recovery from muscle strains, sprains, and other sports injuries so they can get back in the game and compete.
So, what do the pros do to recover faster than the rest of us?
There’s no instant cure for muscle pain. But there is a secret weapon.
The secret weapon is combining heat and ice with massage and compression. Simple in theory, but in practice – not so much.
When you strain or sprain a muscle, recovery can seem like a waiting game.
Are you getting your money’s worth when you get a professional massage? Sure, a spa massage can reduce pain in muscles and joints, but did you know you can replicate the pain-reducing power of a professional spa treatment in your own home? With so many different types of massages, it can be tough to figure out which one is best for you. There are plenty of massage techniques that rely on deep pressure, compression, and heat. Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, and shiatsu are just a few examples of massages that go beyond simply pressing on someone’s back. What do those massages have in common?
You did great work in the gym today – why un-do the minute you walk out the door?
What you do after a workout is just as important as the workout itself. You’ll never have sustained improvements in endurance, strength, or weight reduction if you don’t take proper care of yourself when you get home.
Does muscle pain make you want to quit exercise forever? Maybe it’s not you – it’s your warm up.
Warming up before exercise is vital for muscle pain treatment, soreness, stiffness, and a whole host of other pains that can make you think twice about hitting the gym.
Now warming up can be easier than ever.
Stretching may be sabotaging your workout. Especially if you do it wrong.
If you are consistently sore after exercise, it may be time to retool your pre-workout routine. Even though stretching is important for injury prevention, it may actually lead to more injuries if not done properly.
That’s why, these days, warming up is the hot thing (literally) in exercise. Here’s how to warm up and stretch the right way, so there’s less chance you’ll be sore after exercise.
Knees are a little like traffic lights – you never realize how much you need them until they stop working.
Knees are complicated, and no wonder: the knee is the largest joint in the human body! In technical terms, “the knee joins the thigh with the leg with two articulations: one between the femur and tibia, and one between the femur and patella. The whole kit and caboodle is held in place by a veritable plethora of ligaments and supported by an assortment of muscles, most importantly the quadriceps and hamstring muscles.
Are sprains and strains keeping you out of the gym?
Sports injuries are discouraging for so many reasons. It’s not just the pain – there is also the feeling of losing momentum. You were working out five days a week! You were feeling so good about yourself! And now it’s back to square one!
But an injury doesn’t have to derail your workout plan for long. Now there is an easy way to treat muscle strains. Therma1 is a hot cold therapy roller designed to unleash your body’s natural healing powers to help you recover faster and get you back in the gym or on the road, pain-free, before you know it.
Therma1 has four treatments that work together to help you recover faster from muscle strains: cold, heat, massage, and compression, all in one easy-to-use package.
How does Therma1 work?
Sports medicine and injury science have come a long way since someone realized that putting a bag of ice on an achy knee helps it heal.
In fact, the market is flooded with dozens of professional-grade sports recovery systems, all of which purport to be the best thing since ice cubes. Expensive systems are great for professional athletes, but most of us have to consider an important input: price.