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Ever wonder if transdermal patches that claim to combat pain and inflammation and help you recover quicker actually work?
I’m calling bullshit on these transdermal patches for 3 reasons:
So, what’s the best way to combat pain and inflammation? Rest and recovery days, periodized training, and proper nutrition.
You need to get the idea out of your head that ACUTE inflammation is a bad thing because it is NOT. It helps with adaptations to exercise to help you get better.
When you pop NSAIDS and take ice baths after hard days you are not allowing your body to adapt to the stresses put on it. Chronic inflammation is a different story, but we will save that topic for another day.