Aches and Pains

Natural remedies for the treatment of body aches and pains in muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons.

Natural remedies for treatment of body aches and pains

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  1. What are Aches and Pains?
  2. What Causes Aches and Pains?
  3. Help for Aches and Pains
  4. More Information on Aches and Pains

What are Aches and Pains?

At some point in our lives we have all been affected by aches and Pains. Aches and Pains develop when muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons have been injured or overused due to excess physical pressure. It is also an inevitable part of aging and often associated with symptoms of arthritis, flu and fibromyalgia . Minor aches and Pains are easily treatable, while more severe symptoms may require life-long treatment.

What Causes Aches and Pains?

Aches and pains often occur as a result of injuries or trauma associated with sprains and strains. Using a particular muscle group too much when you have had a strenuous exercise session or lifted a heavy object can cause aches and pains. Certain drugs such as cocaine; as well as cholesterol and blood pressure medications, an electrolyte imbalance or stress and tension may also lead to aches and Pains.

Diseases that are commonly associated with Aches and pains

Help for Aches and Pains

Treatment options usually depend on the diagnosis, the person’s overall health and severity of the condition. Over-the-counter products such as topical analgesic creams, ibuprofen, aspirin, anti-inflammatories, or muscle relaxants can alleviate minor muscle cramps and joint pain.

More severe symptoms of joint pain. often associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis may be treated with prescription NSAIDs to minimize pain, inflammation and swelling. Continuous use of these medications has potentially harmful side effects that can increase the risk of a stroke or heart attack.

Natural and holistic remedies have proven to be a safer, gentler option without side effects for treating aches and Pains. Treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies effectively address the underlying cause of muscle and joint conditions and promote healing Herbs such Devil’s Claw, Glucosamine and Boswellia help to maintain healthy, mobile joints and muscles and keep them moving freely.

Essential oils such as Peppermint, Pine and Ginger essential oils promotes circulation, soothes sore muscles and joints and promotes faster healing. Complementary therapies such as physical therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, tens treatment and chiropractic therapy may also benefit people experience severe symptoms.

More Information on Aches and Pains

There are certain things that you can do to alleviate aches and pains
  • If pain is associated with sprains or strains, apply a cold compress (a plastic bag filled with ice or frozen bag of peas) to the affected area to reduce swelling and inflammation, then apply heat two days later to reduce pain
  • Stay active, exercise regularly by walking, swimming or doing pilates
  • Stretch before and after exercising to minimize aches and pains as well as injury
  • Watch your posture, try not to slouch as this can lead to injury
  • Eat well and drink plenty of fluids because dehydration and a lack of nutrients can increase your risk of aches and Pains
  • Soak aching muscles in a bath tub of warm water with Epsom salt
  • Get a good night’s sleep and try rest during the day if you have aches and pains
  • Avoid sitting in the same position for log periods – get up and stretch your body every hour
  • Pamper yourself with a monthly massage to ease pain, improve circulation and increase muscle flexibility
  • Reduce stress by practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation, listening to music or yoga

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