(HealthDay News) -- Pushing yourself during a workout can lead to sore muscles, as their fibers may develop tiny tears.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests these possible remedies:
Gently stretch the muscles.
Treat your muscles to a gentle massage.
Apply ice to help minimize inflammation.
Apply heat to increase blood flow.
Allow your muscles to rest.
Take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or a different type of over-the-counter pain medication.