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Home remedies for sore muscles

6 DIY home remedies for sore muscles

Home remedies for sore muscles

Muscle aches are very common among people due to rigorous work out, hectic schedule, and stressful work. In most of jobs you have to sit for a long time at the same place which makes your muscles stiff and this results in muscle ache.

You can also experience it due to some illness like chronic fatigue syndrome and high fever etc. The uncomfortable situation of muscles results in pain and swelling of muscles. Generally, people take analgesics pills, lotions, and cream to get relief from pain. But a better option is to try home remedies as they are free from side effects and are easy to use. If reasons for muscle ache are unexplained for a long time, then consult a doctor as soon as possible. Here are some few home remedies which can be tried at home to get relief from pain.

1. Walking

Waking for at least 30 minutes a day can be very helpful in healing sore muscles. It does not require much effort. If possible walk for 30 minutes in morning and 30 minutes in evening. It increases the blood circulation in body. This helps your muscles to breathe easily. In this way it’s get more oxygen and chances of healing increases. In morning walk before taking breakfast. A brisk walk can be taken after dinner.

2. Massage

Massaging is not only needed for sore muscles but also for whole body. It helps you to relax. Every morning massage your body or sore muscle with coconut or almond oil. You can also use ground nut or any other herbal oil. Massage before taking bath and breakfast. In winters massage in sunlight. This helps muscles to absorb oil. Pay special attention to knees, elbows, and foot. If possible ask someone else to massage. This increase the pressure of massage. It increases the blood circulation in body and helps in healing the sore muscles.

3. Ice and Heat treatment

Take some ice and apply on sore muscle. Leave it for 20 minutes. If you don’t have ice handy, you can use packets of frozen peas or frozen food. Cold water can also be used. After some time treat the muscle with heat. Take hot shower or apply warm water to the muscles. Repeat this procedure for 2-3 times a day. This reduces the inflammation and prepares muscles to repair themselves. Continue this treatment for at least 1 week. In case there is no healing, consult a doctor.

4. Relax

Try relaxing. Try not to put any pressure on the sore muscle. Don’t expose them to any kind of stretching. Stretching will make the condition worse. Avoid any kind of workout for few days. If there is problem with hand joint, you can still continue jogging and walking as they do not put any kind of pressure on hand.

5. Water

Water is very essential for body. This keeps body hydrated. Hydration of muscles is as important as hydration of muscles. Drink lemon water, juice of vegetables and fruits instead of tea, coffee, soda, and alcohol. You can mix 4-5 tablespoon of baking soda in bath water and take a soothing bath. Water should be slightly warm. This helps to sooth your body muscles. You can also mix 2-3 tablespoon of Epsom salt or vinegar in bath water and soak your body in it for at least 20-30 minutes.

6. Bandage

Wrap a bandage on sore muscle. This helps in reducing swelling and reduces the time of healing. It also prevents muscles from starching and pressure. Do not wrap bandage too tightly, this will swell the muscles. You can also dip a piece of cloth in apple cider vinegar and wrap it around sore muscle. Apple cider vinegar is said to be pain reliever. Continue this process after every 4-5 hours. This helps in reducing pain. Though many people don’t like its smell but it’s a fantastic pain reliever.

Quick tips

1. Apart from all these home remedies, include egg, milk, nuts, green vegetables, and yogurt in your diet. This will make your muscles strong. It also reduces the time of healing.

2. In case you have to sit for a long time at the same place, try some stretching exercise while sitting like stretching hands and legs by keeping them on chair. Stand up for a moment and take a walk for 5-10 minutes.

3. Close your eyes for 1-2 minutes. Continue this for 5 minutes. This will relax your eyes.

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