Muscle soreness is normal after you perform a new exercise or increase the intensity of your workouts. For muscle pain relief, try proven treatments such as topical analgesic creams, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and even deep-tissue massage. Home remedies and rest can help, too.
So when is muscle soreness a serious problem? And what’s the best treatment for muscle pain relief? Ask a pain clinic specialist and the answer you’ll get is “it depends”. Unless your sore muscles are truly debilitating, expect pain relief from your body’s healing process in 48 hours.
With moderate to severe muscle soreness, however, it’s important to keep an eye on your symptoms. If you experience sharp, shooting pains or an inability to walk or move, seek medical attention.