Even if you have been a Joint N 11 "regular" at exercising and working out, chances are pretty good that if you try something new or extend your efforts beyond what has been normal for you, your body will let you know it. That is not necessarily a bad thing. It is our body letting us know that we need to observe certain limits as we push for improvement. It is a process and we suffer when we get ahead of ourselves. There are ways, however, that we can relieve some of that suffering.
Ice is one of the first "go-to's" for stretched and aching muscles. It should be applied for 25-30 minutes every couple of hours along with the elevating of the injured area. Ice helps to slow blood flow and decreases inflammation that occurs as a result of injury or excess strain.
Heat is a great healer. Often when you have injured yourself, applying heat (after the initial icing that may be recommended) can increase the comfort level substantially. The use of a heating pad or hot water bottle can be helpful for sore muscles but soaking in the hot water itself works even better. Run yourself a hot bath and soak to relieve those overly tired and over-worked muscles.