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Home Remedies For Muscle Pain: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

Muscle Pain home remedies are very easy and everyone should know them because muscle pain is something that we experience in our day-to-day lives. We tend to get muscle pain maybe after a strenuous activity or after getting hurt accidentally. You cannot run to the doctor for every pain every time. So you must know some home remedies yourself. One of the simplest and most productive home remedies for muscle pain is an ice pack. An ice pack, when placed on the affected area, can reduce the inflammation to a large extent. The cold effect of the ice makes the blood vessels constrict themselves, and thus blood flow is reduced to the affected area. Just put a few ice cubes in a towel and apply it on the affected area for about 30 minutes. Repeat it from time to time throughout the day. A hot water soak is also helpful for muscle pains. After a day of the muscle pain, you can apply hot water soak which will give you relief from the pain and inflammation. It will resume the blood flow to the affected area. But you must not do this for the first 24 hours. First, you must apply the cold pack and then on the next day apply the hot water soak. Mix some Epsom salt in a tub of hot water and immerse the affected region in it. Turmeric is also a well-known painkiller. It is also a very active and natural anti-inflammatory agent. Just mix one teaspoon of it in milk and then heat the mixture. Consume it and you will get relief from the pain. You can also soak you affected portion in a tub of hot water with apple cider vinegar mixed in it.

Are there any side effects?

Side-effects from home remedies occur when people take measures before understanding their line of action or impact. The most common side-effects occur when people confuse between the fact when to use a cold pack and when to apply a hot water soak. So let me clear the confusion. Heat should never be used on injuries on the same day it occurred. Heat will make bleeding under your skin in that affected area and worsen the case. The only exception is the back pain caused my muscle spasms. And in that case, you can apply heat on your affected area. When any injury occurs there is bleeding under the skin and inflammation occurs. An ice pack is helpful in that case. So if someone reverses these conditions, he or she is bound to have side-effects. Consuming turmeric with milk is good but over dosage can lead to lowering of your blood pressure. So be careful about how much of it you are consuming. Also, be careful about turmeric if you are allergic to it. Not only turmeric but it applies for any other product. Don’t take anything to which you are allergic. It will only make the situations adverse. Pregnant women should avoid this turmeric remedy at all cost. Turmeric is not at all good for them. Apple cider vinegar mixed in hot water is good for a soak unless you are allergic to it. Do not make the bath too much concentrated because apple cider vinegar is concentrated in nature.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

The best post-remedy guidelines for muscle pain is to not getting hurt again. Muscle pain doesn’t necessarily occur from an injury all the time. It may well occur from your day-to-day activities too. But if you have a good fitness level you won’t be having much muscle pains. So do regular exercise and keep yourself fit. One more thing is that, unless and until your pain has not completely healed don’t do anything that will aggravate it. Don’t extend yourself to do anything when your body does not permit it because that is when you can get a muscle pain. Don’t do too much strenuous work at a stretch. Most importantly, be careful with whatever you do. Do some kind of mobility exercises regularly and they will keep your muscles in good health.

How long does it take to recover?

Recovery mostly depends on the intensity of your pain. If you have got hurt badly then it may take some time to heal. If it is only a little cramp then it shouldn’t take more than a day or two. Recovery also depends on how much your body can combat against it and mend the tissues. If it is a stubborn back pain, then a heat pack should help but back pains generally keep coming back. But whatever the pain is, don’t do any strenuous work until you have fully recovered otherwise the pain would increase.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

Results of remedy in case of muscle are permanent if it is not any internal problem. Suppose you have a muscle pain due to some strenuous work and you apply some home remedies. If the home remedies work and you are relieved of the problem then the pain is not going to come back for sure until and unless you end up hurting yourself again. But if there has been any internal damage then these home remedies can give only a moment of relief.

Is there any training or experts required?

Training or experts are not required for these home remedies. They can be easily done by anyone. You can check for the instructions on how to apply them if you are unsure of anything. But if your muscle pain persists over time, say about a week, even after trying all the home remedies that you know of, then you must visit a doctor as there may have been some internal injury. If you keep that pain suppressed for too long the injury that has happened inside will only aggravate. So if at any moment you feel that it is more than just muscle pain, visit a doctor at once.

Effectiveness: High Side Effects: Very Low Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range : Approx INR 100 - 300 Training Requirement: No

Popular Health Tips

Ayurveda and Muscle Pain

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jalna
Ayurveda and Muscle Pain

Muscle pain is common to both men and women irrespective of their age. People usually resort to painkillers in order to receive temporary relief, but taking too much of these can affect your health adversely. Ayurveda provides effective ways to heal muscle pain.

The following few ways to treat muscle pain can be taken into notice:

1. Regular exercise- Regular exercise can help you treat muscle pain. Yoga can prove to be very helpful. You may try lotus pose, cobra pose, boat pose among many others to get relief from muscle pain.

2. Panchakarma- Panchakarma is a therapeutic treatment, which can help you heal your muscle pain. It includes five steps vamana, virechana, nasya, basti, raktamokshana, which will clean your body and mind from toxins and can also offer relief from pain.

3. Abhyanga-This process is suggested in ayurveda to offer relief from muscular pain. It involves applying oil all over your body followed by a warm bath.

4. Healthy diet- Having freshly cooked food and including green vegetables and spices like cumin, ginger, turmeric in your diet can help you to combat your problem of muscle pain.

5. Use of ice cubes- Applying ice cubes over the area of muscle pain can help you get some relief.

6. Foods to avoid- Avoiding food items like curd, sugar, refined cereal, rice, potato and sour food can help you to reduce muscle pain.

7. Ayurvedic Herbs- Ayurveda also offers many herbs, which can help you find relief from your muscle pain.

8. Obesity- Avoid gaining excess weight. Being overweight can increase muscle pain.

By following the aforesaid tips, you can heal your muscle pain naturally without any side effects. Or, you can also consult an Ayurveda practioner.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I suffered muscle cramp on the back hip. I am under medication by an ortho. Tell me a quick relief natural way from pain.

BPTh/BPT, weight management specialist, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
The best and long term solution is doing therapeutic exercises ,since you say you are getting cramps,could be due to muscle weakness,so regular exercising of core muscles will strengthen your muscles.If the pain is preventing from doing exercises then would be best to take few sessions of physiotherapy and then start with the basic exercises and gradually progress.

I was lifting a brick (normal mud brick) for my weight lifting training. Recently I faced pain in my little finger especially when I was writing. So I consulted a orthopaedic, he said that the ulnar nerve was moving back and touching the bone and this being the reason for my pain. He also said it cannot be recovered naturally and if it goes worse then surgery is needed, till then need to stay like now avoiding the pressure and changing some posture. I am very much worried. Please tell me is there any way to correct this and If I leave lifting weights does it get recovered within some time frame? Can it come to normal permanently?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
avoid any type of weight carry no Gym use little finger's finger splint good quality ist wear and check how yu feel wax bath therapy over the pain area for 15 days after giving wax bath and after warm of is totally reduced open n ultrasonic therapy there @7 min x12 days after 5 days yu feel comfort and then do not give their water upto 4 hours ice therapy is ok and spray volini gel or spray Myospaz forte with rantac 140 take BD after launch n dinner for 3 days ok
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I have muscle sprain on lower back left side. What are physio therapy to be done. Or any home made relief.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana -- Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily.
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Im doing gym for last two days after break of more than 4 months . I had pain in my elbow muscle .i can not straight my hand. What should I do to reduce the pain . Is their any tablet or medicine or natural way to do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, you r advised to assess the method of your exercise is correct to avoid, pain. Tk homoe medicne: @'arnica mont 200-6 pills, thrice a day. Avoid, junk food, caffiene, nicotine, alcohol, tk, breakfast pre & post session of exercise. Tk care,
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Table of Content

What is the remedy about?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-remedy guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
Are the results of the remedy permanent?
Is there any training or experts required?
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Looking over your shoulder while driving is a healthy habit. But looking over your shoulder to check for dandruff could be quite embarrassing, especially for women.

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Those with oily skin are more prone to this problem because it is often a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis.

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Home remedy 1
- take a handful of neem leaves.
- boil them in 4 cups of water.
- cool and strain this solution.
- rinse your hair with this decoction 2-3 times a week.

Home remedy 2
- take some coconut oil.
- add half the amount of lemon juice in it.
- mix them thoroughly.
- apply this mixture to the roots of your hair and massage for a few minutes.
- leave on for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off.

Home remedy 3
- take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
- add an equal amount of water.
- add 15-20 drops of tea tree oil.
- mix the ingredients well.
- massage your scalp with the mixture.
- rinse after a few minutes.
- follow this remedy 2-3 times a week.

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How homeopathy is better than modern medicine for above problems?

Joint and muscle pain can be a result of normal and day to day activities. The common treatment is taking pain killers, but this action is temporary and simply number the brain so that the pain isn't felt.

They have side effects in the long run and such drugs should be avoided without prescription. Homeopathy has a lot of medicines for such problems without side effects. Another common set of problems we face on our daily life is the allergy raked problems like cold, cough and skin problems. This could be due to dust, pollen or sunlight.

The symptoms could be sneezing, itching or even swelling in extreme conditions. This is a body reaction and the person faces a lot of problems.

Modern medicine have anti allergic drugs they supress the body reaction capacity, the side effect here is the lower down the overall body immunity. Hence homeopathy is the best solution to such problems without any kind of side effects and permanent solutions.

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Hello, I am Dr Rajesh Pal. I am a physiotherapist and I have 17 years of clinical experience. I have been graduated from Utkal University and I have masters degree in Orthopaedics and physiotherapy. Today we are going to talk about very common problem which people are facing because of technology which is Neck pain.

India is a youth population and youth is technologically driven. So, they use more of laptops, spending more time on phones. So, because of the neck postures get affected and the muscles which control the posture of neck are under tremendous stress and gradually they develop some or other kind of problem which result into Neck pain. Today, I am going to give some tips that how to prevent all such problems.

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Posture- One has to beware of their posture. If you keep your neck bent for a long time, then the neck muscles are in acute pressure that creates some kind of knots in that muscle which is called trigger point. So, here is my trick to prevent this that whenever you use your phone, keep the phone in eye level in order to keep your neck in neutral position. This will reduce the stress of trapezius muscle.
The second commonest cause is stress. We should adapt some technologies and modicfication in our lifestyle to take care of the stress. Under stress, these postural muscle remain in tightened state for a long period of time and that eventually leads to these kind of problems. Try to relax yourself. Go with the time and nature and keep yourself happy. One should not worry about what is happening and what should be the best way because nothing best is available in this world. Go with what is happening.
The third factor which contribute to these kind of problem is Sleep. Nowadays the sleeping schedule has changd because of work. In some MNCs, there is a culture in which people have to work in the night and sleep during the day. The sleeping pattern has changed and it is causing such kind of problems. So, try to maintain good sleep. Fix a time of sleeping. Keep the environment of the room in such a manner to induce better and relaxing sleep.
The another important factor is diet. The food we eat, plays an important role. Having a packed or preserved food can lead to muscle injury. This kind of food contains some chemicals which induce such problems. Avoid having these packed food and start having home made fresh food which is more healthy.
The last thing I want ot share is that spending more time on computer is harmful. Gadgets emit radiations which absorb water from our muscles. AS we know that our body is made up of 80% of the water. If the water quantity get reduced then the muscle problems starts developing. So, keep yourself hydrated. Make sure that you drink one glass of water in every 2 hours.
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If you indulge in such habits, you can easily prevent these problems.

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