Pain Relievers for Sore Muscles
5 Pain Fighters
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When you’re ready to give overworked muscles some well-deserved TLC, pain-relieving creams and sprays can be "effective in providing temporary relief" for soreness that stems from a tough workout, says Annie O'Connor, with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. (Related: Try this Muscle-Soothing Workout) Combine them with stretching, periodic heat, or a massage for best results. After trying a dozen promising potions, these five earned a spot in my gear bag.
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