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Old 07-05-06, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by kuan
Well you wanna relieve the swelling and inflammation after a hard workout so icepacks are good for that. .
I read and hear conflicting information about whether the inflammation may actually help with recovery-your body is inflammed intentionally, yes? To repair itself, yes? The inflammation can get in the way of circulation. I only take the ibruprofen if the pain might interfere with sleep. "Progressive relaxation" can be a help.
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