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By Gianluca Burdon Mon May 21st 2018 at 1:46 am  

Get well soon! 🙂

By CK Mon May 21st 2018 at 3:07 am  

I’ve had the same, too often. You might try eating more greens or taking magnesium supplements. Worked for me, mostly.
Good luck and get well.We are thinking of you.

By Windscion Mon May 21st 2018 at 3:46 am  

I’m happy to say that’s it is almost always my calf. Neck sounds like a pain the, well, neck. Hope you heal swiftly.

By Towering Barbarian Mon May 21st 2018 at 3:47 am  

Take your time, Zap. We all want you healthy! ^_^

By Wade Mon May 21st 2018 at 4:02 am  

May you heal quickly, Zap. Thanks for the years of comics!

By that_jedi_girl Mon May 21st 2018 at 4:56 am  

Feel better soon!

By Aet Mon May 21st 2018 at 4:56 am  

Did that once in college. Trying to sleep at night after was The Worst. Thankfully they do heal. Don’t stress it.

By Otaku Mon May 21st 2018 at 11:46 am  

Actually messed up my knee a few weeks ago, and I keep aggravating the injury before it fully heals. I’m also prone to hurting my back if I’m not careful, and that can sideline me for days, keeping me from even sitting at a desk to work on a computer. Not trying to compete for sympathy, but express that I’ve got at least a small idea of what you’re going through. Get well soon, even if that means skipping a few strips! 😀

By Forrest Mon May 21st 2018 at 3:49 pm  

I used to have that problem. Then I started taking trace mineral pills and it stopped. No more petty injuries. I suggest Life Extension “Trace only” trace mineral pills.

By The. Wolf Mon May 21st 2018 at 6:06 pm  

Gentle Acupressure has always helped me the MOST when I injure myself. Just some gentle holds on certain areas can greatly relax and heal the muscles and ligaments. Arnica also works really well for increasing the rate of the healing process. You can get it in creams. I personally like Arnicare cream from Boiron brand. I put an inch-long squeeze of it in a 2oz spray bottle with water and it dissolves quickly. Makes it easier to apply. Don’t use with ice, though, it cancels out the arnica.

By wright1 Mon May 21st 2018 at 7:13 pm  

No need to apologize for such things. Explanations are always nice, though. Take care of yourself; the comic and most of us aren’t going anywhere.

By Ashley P. Tue May 22nd 2018 at 12:50 am  

No worries. Hope you heal fast. (I use Tiger Balm for muscle pulls, if you want to give it a try.)

By Running Riot Tue May 22nd 2018 at 5:38 am  

I’ve been there, that’s never fun. Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery, but don’t push yourself too fast.

By DJenky Tue May 22nd 2018 at 11:56 am  

Don’t worry about us, take care of yourself. We’ll be here when you get better. Get well soon Zap!

By Felblood Tue May 22nd 2018 at 3:36 pm  

Take care of your body; you’re going to need it later.

By Grace Tue May 22nd 2018 at 4:57 pm  

I find a six-pack and a self-indulgent day unashamedly doing nothing but watching TV helps! Fell better soon!

By Stefano Tue May 22nd 2018 at 8:22 pm  

If it is recurrent, you want to have someone check your diaphragm (yes!). In my case, I was accumulating tension in that area of my body when under stress and, to balance it out, I would contract my neck and shoulder muscles to balance my posture. At this point, all it took was a little something (air conditioning, for instance) and I would lock in position for a few days. Having the part massaged by a pro helped, but it wasn’t before a (good) chiropractor figured things out for me that I realized of this problem.

Becoming aware of it and checking my breathing-diaphragm periodically for tension made it for me: I am not suddenly stiff-neck free, but sure it happens every few years as opposed to every few months like it did before!

By Bracey Wed May 23rd 2018 at 2:10 pm  

Ouch that sucks brother. Take your time and heal up, we’ll still be here when you get back.

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