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Tips and Instructions on Removing Muscle Knots

Updated on January 11, 2011
Chances are high that at some point in your life will suffer the pain of a knotted muscle.
Muscles work best when well fed with nutrients and hydration, and when used properly, without being too tense. Unfortunately, no matter how well you take care of you, one day you feel the sudden pain of a muscle gnashing of teeth in a tight, hard knot.
A muscle can spontaneously knot suddenly appear while you sleep or when you reach for something on a raised platform at the supermarket. You could be just a shower and suddenly turn his neck to rinse your hair, muscle knots at times seems to happen with little provocation. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to remove muscle knots.

Instructions on How to Remove Muscle Knots

  1. Applying heat to the affected muscle. If muscle pain is really just a muscle knot and not an injury, the heat will help relax the muscle so it can loosen and release the knot. (If you think that the knot is due to an injury which has just received, apply an ice place and see a doctor.) Electric heating pads, heated gel packs, and heat to produce disposable pads all work well for muscle knots. 
  2. Massage the area. If you know a good massage, arrange a massage as soon as possible. If you do not have a massage, or can not afford to visit one, there are other ways you can get the muscle massaged. If the knot in your leg you will be able to easily massage yourself. You must knead the deep zone. Unfortunately, many muscle knots occur in the neck and shoulders and are not as accessible. In these cases remain under a hot shower and let the water beat down on you for a long time. After showering, use a pillow or massage with the hand holding the device at the knotted muscle.
  3. stretch the muscle a little bit, the best you can. This will help keep the muscles around the muscle knot gnashing of teeth and thus the problem. 
  4. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication or muscle or drink a glass of wine (but do not take acetaminophen with wine or other alcoholic beverages). 
  5. Eat a banana and / or take a calcium and magnesium tablets. Sometimes muscle are caused by muscle knots lack of minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium. 
  6. Apply a topical cream muscle pain. Most topical creams for muscle pain give only temporary relief, however, may be beneficial right before a massage. Current creams help to relax the muscles slightly and provide a deeper, more useful massage.

Tips and Warning

  • Tips

Remain as mobile as possible. If you stiffen up, take longer to remove a muscle knot. Movement will help the muscle fibers are still at large.

  • Warning
If the pain persists, or if they believe the knot is due to an injury, ask your doctor for recommendations. If there is significant swelling near the knot, ask a doctor before applying heat. Ice may be more appropriate in some cases. Do not burn the skin. Follow the instructions if you use a heating pad and do not apply more than recommended. Never sleep with a pillow. Do not attempt to drive after taking a muscle relaxer. If you use a topical cream, follow the instructions. Some are not intended to be used with a heating pad. Some sore muscle creams contain an ingredient similar to aspirin. Do not take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines while using these types of pain creams - if not, you risk an overdose. Frequent or persistent muscle knots in the same area can be a sign of an underlying problem.


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      tarzan 3 years ago

      Gnashing of teeth is commonly used in the bible as a description of agony. As for the rest of it, it is pretty poor English.

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      T-Rex 3 years ago

      Wow...moron alert. I had to stop reading. Gnashing teeth? See a massage? How is seeing it going to help us?

      Dude, use grammar and have someone read what you write BEFORE you post it. You missed a lot of words that actually link a sentence together to have it make sense.

      Hire a proof reader.

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      Anon 3 years ago

      This is very poorly written, looks like it has been translated badly from another language. Wasn't aware my muscles had gnashing teeth!

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      Guest 3 years ago

      Yes, it was.

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      Guest 3 years ago

      Was this written by a retarded person?

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      BJBenson 6 years ago from USA

      I had some knots removed once it hurt for days. But it really did help. I lost pain I had for years.