Initially the treated area feels sore and stiff. Intensive
sessions can result in significant post treatment pain and it is always
good to have a driver to take you home.
The very best thing to do as soon as possible after treatment is
to soak for 20 minutes in a hot bath or spa. This consistently reduces
the stiffness and soreness. Hot packs can then be used as frequently as
desired and other sessions in the bath or spa will help over the next
If your stomach can tolerate anti inflammatory medication this
will help. If possible start the day before treatment and continue on
the day of treatment and the next 2 days.
Regular stretching and heat is the key to quick recovery. Stretch
for 30 seconds or longer to the point of discomfort, not severe pain.
Hold the stretch steady. Do not “bounce” the stretch. Breathe deeply
and slowly and let the rest of your body relax. This allows you to
stretch a little further each time you breathe out.
Do your stretches as frequently as you can. Every two to four
hours is good. If you want to stretch every 30 minutes that is better,
but most people find this difficult.
Each stretch session should include two or three long stretches.
Avoid strenuous exercise or weight lifting of the part treated for
two to four days. As a general rule when the injection pain has
decreased to the point you feel comfortable you can resume normal
activity. You can rely upon your common sense.
No danger will come to you if you resume too early. The pain might return but this can be attended to at the next session.