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Old 01-29-2017, 01:29 PM
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Default Tweaks-those 1-3day injuries. What to you do?

I recently slept badly,(on a couch after some drinks) and developed a tweak in my neck. Not to be discouraged, I still played a ton of golf the next day. It was really stiff by the time I got home, and I tried heat, ice, massage, and stretching. I also drank a ton of water.


After a really good nights sleep, it's feeling better, I have range of motion back and no more sharp pain.

How do you care for these types of aches, stiffness, and whatnot. The kind of think you know will heal in a few days with rest. Not just neck pain, but w/e.
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Old 01-29-2017, 02:07 PM
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Advil and keep it moving. If you keep it still, it will get more stiff in my experience.
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Old 01-29-2017, 02:24 PM
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The first trick is accurately assessing what is a temporary tweak, and what is actual damage.

I've done a lot of both.

Sometimes in combination. I've had injured knees that I could endure, but taken a bad step or pivot and had to wait several days for that extra pain to subside, and I could resume playing and enduring the permanent pain.

The worst may be a pulled muscle, because it takes more rest than you'd think, and as soon as you think it's probably better and go out and play, you re-pull it.
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Um, "medication"
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Advil and keep it moving. If you keep it still, it will get more stiff in my experience.
Yes, ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and is what you want for muscle pains/strains. Naproxen sodium (Aleve) and aspirin are also anti-inflammatories, but are harder on your body. Lots of times, if you go to the doctor with muscle pains, they'll give you "prescription strength" ibuprofen, which is just jumbo size pills. You can go the doctor and pharmacy and pay the bills and deal with your insurance to get some 600 mg pills. Or, you can just take 3 200 mg pills from your medicine cabinet.

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Um, "medication"
There's some truth to this too, particularly with high CBD.

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I have a wonky back and experience similar to the OP. Honestly, golf seems to help more than hurt. David's caution is excellent to heed. For muscle pain, an NSAID....Tim explained them wonderfully below, and some roll on BioFreeze.
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Um, "medication"
Now see, there's the lovable Sonic we always hope is there.


However, a point that has been missed: a decent amount of activity is good. If a "ton of golf" means five rounds, maybe a bit too much.
Unless, of course, you're 25 y.o. Then, I'm sure, you'll bounce back from certain death.
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I still played a ton of golf the next day....How do you care for these types of aches, stiffness, and whatnot.
Probably don't play golf the next day, perhaps let it heal for a few days with rest.

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The kind of think you know will heal in a few days with rest.
oh..someone already posted the best advice. Didn't mean to re-post.
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Yes, ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and is what you want for muscle pains/strains. Naproxen sodium (Aleve) and aspirin are also anti-inflammatories, but are harder on your body. Lots of times, if you go to the doctor with muscle pains, they'll give you "prescription strength" ibuprofen, which is just jumbo size pills. You can go the doctor and pharmacy and pay the bills and deal with your insurance to get some 600 mg pills. Or, you can just take 3 200 mg pills from your medicine cabinet.
This. I have a relative who is a pharmacist, and he's said the same things. Three (or four) 200mg ibuprofin pills will alleviate any pain and help with inflammation. Depending on the situation, massaging the muscle will probably help, also. The OP's comment about a crick in the neck may be nerve-related more than muscle pain, so be cautious of that...
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Personally, I treat a crick in the neck with 3 days of self-pity. Nothing else seems to be effective.
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