Any recommendation for sore muscles after mowing the lawn?
Yards with a lot of grass to mow, or with hills here and there can be hard to mow. Well hard on the body sometimes at the beginning of a new season. Do you have any tips for helping with soreness other than taking some medicine?
The main thing is stretches. Lots of stretches. Before and after. Even during. I often mow the yard or yards in sections. When I do that I make sure to take a break and stretch. After I am done I either take a hot shower or I rinse off and go jump in my friends hot tub.
Other than what selene383 said you should drink a lot of water. Dehydration can cause muscle soreness along with other problems.
I have found from experience with a back injury and the resulting pain and back muscles that wanted to spasm was using heat and cold to control back muscle pain. By heat and cold I mean you can use hot or warm showers or heat pads and ice packs. Eventually, using the two methods you can fine tune which method or combination of methods works best.
Being a physical therapist, I would suggest you to apply cold packs on your muscles for 20 minutes and do some stretches with hold-relax. You'll feel better for sure.
As others have pointed out, stretching before and after definitely will help prevent any soreness, and that water is a must for doing any labor, most people are dehydrated in the first place and don't get the amount of water they are supposed to get in the first place and exercising in any form exaggerates that. If the soreness is already there, take a bath with Epsom salts, I've found it really does work in a lot of cases, it's basically dosing up with magnesium - the magnesium helps prevent and treat existing soreness as it gets absorbed through your skin during the bath. A cup or two should be enough. Another long term strategy is exercising more often, this will prevent the soreness in the first place if due to fitness issues.
Yes, Vitamin C removes the toxins, and inflamation from our bodies. You can take 1,000 mg morning and night for a few days right after you develop soreness or an injury. Vitamin C can cause loose stools, so when you have that just cut back to 500 mg morning and night. I have taken any chewable vitamin C like this for over 40 years. Relieves sore muscles. Also you can apply ;peppermint oil directly to the sore area, rub it in, leave it on over night. This has helped me greatly with sprains, etc. Hope that you feel better soon!
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