HELP with recovery!

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  1. lawlitssoo1n

    lawlitssoo1n Professional

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    I play tennis everyday for 2+ hours, except on tuesdays and friday's where i play 3+ hours. My body is always sore and aching, especially my knees, ankle and elbow. I take an advil before i sleep, and it doesn't help much, is there a better way?
    thanks for any help
     
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  2. topspin92

    topspin92 New User

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    Drink Lots of milk, especially in the few hours before bed. I do this and I wake up like nothing ever happened. (I have tested what happens when I don't, and i wake up extremely sore)
     
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  3. lawlitssoo1n

    lawlitssoo1n Professional

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    hm.. milk? like organic milk? i just found out advil is bad becuase its a pain killer not a pain remover... so yea
     
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  4. topspin92

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    Just normal skim milk. I have 1-2 large glasses before bed every night. Has lots of Protein and Vitamin C, which your body uses to repair and strengthen your muscles and bones at night. Might be why i never seem to injure myself.
     
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  5. auzzieizm

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    warm up before, cool down afterwards, ice/heat for any sore areas, and STRETCH as often during the day as you can.
     
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  6. auzzieizm

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    and lots of water: before , during, after
     
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    Stretch after practices.
     
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  9. Topaz

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    Take a REST day. Playing every day will result in an injury. Even the pros know and do this!
     
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  10. Spokewench

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    advil is an anti-inflammatory - it is not per se bad, but it can cause problems with your stomach, etc. so like any other anti-inflammatory has its side effects.
     
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  11. tbini87

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    your body can only take so much of a beating before it starts breaking down. the pain you are feeling is your body telling you to give it a break. no food or drink or stretching combination can make up for the stress you are putting your body under. they can help... but only to a certain degree. you should probably take a day off in the middle of the week to let your body recover (maybe a thursday). good luck!
     
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  12. lawlitssoo1n

    lawlitssoo1n Professional

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    i did hte shower thing and now im even more sore!
    so i think im going to just take a bath in ________ salt, forgot the name it starts with an E.
    i heard that helps alot.
    millked didn't help at all
     
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