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Old 10-11-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Have you ever used epsom salts when you have sprained a body part? If so did it work well?
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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No I have not but my sister has used them in her bath before as a spa experience. I would say that it maybe very comforting.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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Not when I have sprained by body parts, but I have used them in tub before with hot water and just soak. It feels amazing.
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Have you ever used epsom salts when you have sprained a body part? If so did it work well?
It's supposed to be good for aching muscles not so sure about sprained areas though; I guess it couldn't hurt any but for a sprain make sure the bodypart is strengthened a little via the use of a bandage around the area to give it some support, at least in the initial stage of the sprain/strain.
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My box that I have says use on sprained areas. Never tried it before though. Did you end up trying it and did it work?
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I have. I do not know how much it helps but I was always told by my mom that if you sprain your ankle it is great to soak in. Playing many sports has caused me injuries over the years and I do think that it does make it feel better somehow, though I am not sure how.
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Espom salts are a form of magnessium, which has natural anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. When mixed with hot water, it is easily absorbed transdermally when soaked, thus providing fairly quick relief.

I've been using them for quite a while. I used to have a footwell tub, now I just use an old 5 gallon bucket. I add about half a box to about 2.5-3 gallons, and submerge until the water is just warm... good stuff, and cheap, and natural.
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Espom salts are a form of magnessium, which has natural anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. When mixed with hot water, it is easily absorbed transdermally when soaked, thus providing fairly quick relief.
Did not know this, will try it out!

I do use contrast showers when really sore or strained. Works wonders for me in terms of recovery time. I do it with 4-5 mins VERY hot water, quick shift to 1min of icecold water, 2-4 times. Get a good fullbody pump going if done properly and helps flushing out alot of junk from the muscles i believe.
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