Yesterday, I had six back-to-back lacrosse games with only a ten minute break. My abdominal muscles hurt, the area above my butt hurts (sorry I had to say that) and my hamstrings hurt. I am aware that it’s normal to have pain after working out and things like that, but how do I lessen the pain WITHOUT medication?
The easiest drug free treatment is take a warm (not hot but you may need to add some to keep the water warm)) bathe and just soak since so many areas are involved. After you relax a bit in the tub then you need to get out a couple of ice packs. If you don’t have these then you can make one by putting ice in a ziplock bag placed into another ziplock bag to prevent leakage. Get out the remote and lay back on the couch and find something to watch on tv. Put the ice bag on your tummy. You should have a pillow under your knees to support them and you can place ice to your hamstrings on this. Rest, ice and elevation are the key ingredients to getting better faster. Even though you don’t want medication if you do decide to take some it should be Motrin (unless allergic or other reactions) since Motrin has antiinflammatory effect that other pain meds don’t. Good luck!
by: sweet sue
on: 2nd May 11