Life Happens – so then what?

  • You slip on some ice (ok maybe not in Arizona but it happens). Or like my hubby, you slip on some loose gravel while trail running and roll your ankle so bad you break it. 
  • Or you injure yourself working out.
  • Or something happens at work. 
  • Or on your way home from work.

As it so happens, I was in a car accident today. Amy here and yep, T-boned by a red light runner. Thankfully we are ok and I was only one in my car. I’m sore and a little achy – so now what? Great opportunity to discuss some ways to help yourself heal beyond trips to the ER or taking medications. 

Some common options are:

  • Ice
  • Heat
  • Epsom Salt baths
  • Magnesium Oil spray
  • Rest
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical Therapy
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Cold Plunge
  • Steam or Sauna

Let’s discuss a few. As shown here, a cold plunge can be extremely regenerative and helps reduce inflammation. It can also be quite a shock to the nervous system so know your body and do your own research. This is not likely the best solution for an acute or new injury. Even using ice is not as readily the 1st go-to action item for injuries newer research is showing. The body brings swelling and heat to an area for a reason – Swelling also causes pain so ice can be a great way to control that but it’s like a fever – your body needs it to kill the germs so don’t completely get rid of it.

Epsom salt baths – also great for aches and pains and known to help draw toxins out of the body. The magnesium is great for muscle recovery and the heat can help tight areas relax. There is also magnesium oil spray (largest picture known to man shown below and can be purchased on amazon HERE) and I can attest to how amazing it is for post workout muscle soreness and general aches. 

Steam and Sauna – great for muscle relaxation. The heat can help bring bloodflow to sore muscles but don’t get overheated or use it if any dehydration or heart rate issues involved. 

For my recent issues, I’m doing a combination of most of the above. I’m seeing Ilse for acupuncture, Courtney for massage, Amy C for PT, Ryan from Ryno Chiropractic for chiro, have done some cold plunge, used ice, heat, magnesium oil and my massage gun. 

We just wanted to take this opportunity to share some alternatives to the traditional medication and RICE approach. We would love to hear your favorite remedies for healing your weekend warrior injuries or whatever life brings your way! Drive safely out there!

Here’s to health and healing,

your Moment of Truth Team

These videos and any content included are meant to be educational and instructional. They are not able to diagnose or treat a specific issue and are definitely not a substitute for a professional evaluation.

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