muscle pain

Get Rid of Muscle Pain Naturally

Muscle pain is a common result of injuries and strenuous workouts. The more we ask our muscles to do, the more tired and painful they become. In most cases, preventing muscle pain is as simple as remembering to warm up and cool down, and giving yourself a massage, but sometimes that doesn’t quite cut it and we’re left with aching calves and arms and no way to relieve them. These simple remedies help to alleviate pain and swelling naturally, making muscle pain a thing of the past so that you can continue moving forward.

 

How do I know if I have muscle pain?

  • Pain in the affected muscles
  • Pain after a workout

 

How do I prevent muscle pain?

  • Make sure that you always use proper techniques when exercising or doing other strenuous physical activities.
  • If you experience a sudden pain or cramp, stop the activity immediately and get checked out by a doctor.
  • Warm up and cool down properly, for 5-10 minutes, before engaging in your work out routine.
  • Start off slowly and gradually, a week at a time, increase your intensity.
  • Take a cold shower or bath to relieve muscles.
  • Eat foods high in potassium, magnesium and calcium to prevent cramps.
  • Drink lots of water!
  • Stretch!
  • Don’t overdo.

 

How can I treat muscle pain?

  • Massage sore muscles to help stimulate blood flow and reduce pain.
  • Use peppermint, ginger or pine essential spoils to relieve pain and encourage circulation.
  • Drink a cup of beef or chicken bouillon before exercising to help replace lost electrolytes.
  • Rosemary can be eaten and provides anti-inflammatories that soothe muscles and speed healing.
  • Have some cherries. Cherries are high in anthocyanins which help to reduce inflammation.
  • Coffee before a workout can help to reduce muscle fatigue and soreness by half.
  • Use ice, not heat, after your work out to help control inflammation and swelling.
  • Arnica can be just as effective as Ibuprofen in defeating pain and it’s totally natural. Rub some cream or gel on your sore muscles and get great relief!
  • Take a cool or lukewarm bath with a cup or two of epsom salts.
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