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Sport Injuries & Muscle Soreness

Sport injuries can occur antime.

Spending time outside playing, outside sports, doing yard work and gardening, and for the kids; school sports. Even those who work hard and play hard all year round are subjected to sport injuries and the soreness of over worked muscles.

When you engage your muscles in strenuous activity, you are actually tearing your muscle fiber. These filers tear all the way along the whole muscle. The muscle fibers will grow back larger and thicker, increasing your muscle

size and strength. Unfortunately, this usually results in muscle soreness or fatigue. Most people believe that lactic acid is the culprit for immediate muscle soreness. When using the same muscles repeatedly, they may begin to burn and will eventually feel fatigued. The burning sensation comes from lactic acid being flushed into your muscles. However, muscle soreness that sets in 24 to 48 hours after a workout is not due to lactic acid. When the muscle has been torn, fluid retention occurs in those areas. While the muscle tear itself may cause some mild discomfort, the actual pain comes from the sacs of fluid which often presents itself on nerve endings causing the muscle pain.

Sport injuries are more severe and require more care. Injuries include:

Sprains – overstretching or tearing the ligaments that connect two bones to another in a joint;

Strains – overstretching or tearing muscles or tendons. Tendons connect bone to muscle.

Fractures- also known as broken bones.

Dislocations- a bone is forced out of its socket.

One of the greatest allies of muscle pain is sleep. Muscles repair the most during sleep, so try to get at least eight hours. The RICE method is a common treatment regimen for sport injuries, it stands for: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Follow the RICE method within the first 21-36 hours after the injury for best results. Drink plenty of water as the water will help to rebuild muscle tissues. Try taking good supplements. Supplements won’t always necessarily prevent the muscle soreness, but they can help to rebuild the muscle tissues. CHF#2 Cal Mag is important to the bones, cartilage and structure of the body. CHF#4 Vitamin E may help in reducing muscle inflammation. CHF#10 Spor Injure and CHF# 88 Revive may help rebuild the muscles. For soreness, CHF#77 Sports Cream is a wonderful way to soothe the muscles.

To try and help reduce the muscle soreness before it happens, try CHF#11 Vitamin C Energy Drink which is full of electrolvtes. The best way to prevent sport injuries is to warm up properly and stretch. Use proper technique by learning the proper way to move during your sport or activity. Have the proper equipment like wearing the right shoes, using proper athletic protection. Don’t over do it, or try to “work through” the pain. Remember to cool down after your activity.