Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PIO is becoming a PITA

I need some help here.

I've been giving myself my PIO shots for the last 2 nights. The shots themselves don't hurt and are pretty easy to give, etc. I massage the site quite a bit directly after and used a heating pad on it last night for about 15min.

The real issue I have is soreness later that evening and the next day. I don't have any lumps in the muscle. It's just really really sore and stiff feeling like when you push yourself a bit more during exercising.

Is there anything I can do for this soreness? I continued to massage the offending areas yesterday and this morning, but they still ache.

Any and all suggestions and tips would be fantastic!

Update: I'm trying the shots w/o icing before (as I saw recommended elsewhere). Instead, I heated a touch beforehand. Also, I found my heated massager, so I'll be giving that a try here after the heating pad. Thanks for all the commiseration!


  1. I wish I could give you a good suggestion, but I was never able to find anything that would decrease the soreness. Sorry! I just kept telling myself that it would be worth it...

  2. I have to agree with Alex. I also don't know of anything to take away the soreness. Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.

  3. Do you ice the area before?

  4. If you ice before sometimes the drug doesn't disperse as easily. Heat can help if that is the issue, otherwise, a lot of time it's just the trauma and irritation of the drug....sorry, it's just the price we pay for a baby!