While it is not entirely clear what exactly causes muscles soreness-- what is clear is that when you're sore, you're sore and it's no fun.
To get the scoop on easing muscles soreness,
For mild muscles soreness the Mayo Clinic recommends these techniques:
- Ice the sore area
- Use an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drug, such as ibuprofen or naproxen
Fit's Tip: A topical pain relieving gel such as BioFreeze can also help ease the pain. After my first snowboarding experience turned out to be a very painful one, I was not loving the idea of putting ice on my sore muscles (being that the snow and ice was how they got that way in the first place) so I turned to BioFreeze and have loved it dearly ever since.