We’ve all been there. We’re so excited to hit the gym hard, maybe because it’s a new year’s resolution, maybe we just need that rush of dopamine after facing life’s stresses. You’re feeling great, really elevated from getting your blood flowing. But then it hits you. You overdid it somehow, you tweaked an injury that you’ve always known you had, but hoped wouldn’t flare up again.
It’s a blow to your body, and it can discourage you from immediately continuing on your wellness journey. After all, maybe you’ve finally committed to improving your health with that New Year’s resolution…and now you feel sidelined from the start.
But there’s good news! You don’t have to be shut down by every nagging pain and chronic issue that exercise is causing you. We’ve put together a few products that can get you back to the active lifestyle that you’ve wanted.
Theraworx Muscle Cramp and Spasm Relief Foam
Our first selection is an amazing product made by our Asheville neighbors Theraworx, and they knocked it out of the park with this one. This topical solution relieves muscle cramps quickly and prevents new ones before they even start. You simply rub the foam on before a workout to keep those pesky cramps from popping up, or after a workout to loosen your muscles and relieve any soreness that may have arisen. It’s fast-acting, fast-absorbing and fast becoming one of our favorite products.
Pro tip: When DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) sets in your muscles and you don’t even want to move, lather Theraworx and feel the discomfort flee your body in as little as 20 minutes!
Another amazing product that should be in every athlete’s bag is Biofreeze Pain Reliever. Not only is it the #1 clinically used and recommended topical analgesic of hands-on healthcare professionals, but we can also attest that its cooling relief is just what you need after an intense day at the gym. There’s a reason why chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, podiatrists and athletic trainers alike all use Biofreeze to provide immediate relief for muscle and joint pain.
Incrediwear Braces and Sleeves
We all need a little support from time to time. More specifically, our joints and muscles sometimes need some help during and after exercising, and these products by Incrediwear are exactly what you need.
Mobility issues due to an inflamed ankle? The Incrediwear Ankle Sleeve is embedded with two semiconductor elements that increase circulation, reduce pain, and diminish any swelling.
Have a back that always seems to lock up or worse, feel like it could collapse during your workout? The Incrediwear Back Brace will keep you supported, straight, and relatively pain free in your lumbar region.
Topricin Pain Relief Cream
So, let’s talk about our nervous system for a bit. Essentially, our nerves function as our body’s alarm system, letting us know when something is no good for our body. It’s a great way to know to pump the brakes and avoid something. But, the real problem arises when our nerves are overactive and causing pain when we’re not doing anything to cause them to fire.
They could simply be reacting to something we did earlier, still firing because of their earlier stresses. Or, it could be something serious, like an actual nervous condition (but hopefully not!).
So what can you do? The pain can feel so deep that you aren’t sure if even the longest needle or deepest massage can reach it.
Luckily, there’s Topricin Pain Relief Cream. It helps the body relieve the cellular cause of pain. It does a great job of relieving pain, and many of our customers love that it only uses natural ingredients. It’s able to penetrate deep to calm nerves and relieve pain, and it works great for joint pain and migraines as well. Even better, if you do have a nerve condition like fibromyalgia, they make a special Fibro Pain Relief variant, made especially to fit your needs.
So now that you’ve lathered up with pain relief creams and applied your braces or sleeves, you still have to do one more thing…eventually go to sleep. For many of us, the injuries nag the most as we’re trying desperately to get comfortable and fall asleep. It seems unfair. You just want to sleep to recover, but you can’t even do the usually easy task of falling asleep.
That’s where Contour Pillows come in. Sleep is one of the most important parts of your day, wellness-wise. Having a healthy sleep goes so far in helping your body recover and heal. Whether it’s an OrthoFiber 2.0 pillow, cradling your head perfectly no matter what position you sleep in, a memory foam knee pillow to keep your spine aligned, or a L-shaped body pillow, supporting your entire body, Contour has you covered. You’ll wake up feeling rested, supported and ready to hit the gym even harder tomorrow.
Shop these and many more products at our showroom, located at 2690 Hendersonville Rd in Arden, NC! Or, shop online here!
Do you have a favorite post-workout relief product? Let us know!