1.Do all the things above
2.Ice the area after play for 10-15 minutes
Ice Packs for home use:
Take a 1 gallon freezer ziploc bag and fill with 1 part rubbing alcohol and 4 parts water. Fill 1/2 full and remove any excess air from bag. Double the freezer bag to prevent leakage and place in the freezer. When frozen a slush will be formed. Place on affected or injured area 10-15 minutes checking skin for excessive redness or white patches. Remove and replace in freezer.
3.Apply magnets to injured areas
I have experienced a reduction in pain by using the magnets pictured below.
4.Take vitamin supplements
I use a product called Power Maker that contains the amino acid arninine which I have found to increase strength and speed healing. You can purchased it at Life Services.
I also have used a bone/joint complex containing Glucosamine & Chondroitin. You can pick up this combination at a GNC or health food store.