Sore Muscle Remedies
We all know the feeling of sore muscles. Sometimes it's the slightly sore “my muscles feel kind of tight” variety and sometimes it is more along the lines of “if I walk down these flight of stairs it might literally kill me” type. Whether the soreness comes from spending a beautiful day waterskiing on a glassy lake or removing tree stumps from your yard, everyone gets sore from time to time. But luckily, there are many ways to ease the discomfort of overworked muscles. In this post, we will talk about some sore muscle remedies that are natural will ease your discomfort. The information for this post is found here.
When muscles are worked, they release lactic acid. When the muscles are used a lot, there is a build-up of lactic acid. Because of the excess of acid, it crystalizes and causes the muscles to feel sore. The trick to relieving discomfort it to eliminate the excess lactic acid from your system.
Arnica is an herb that is used for muscle pain, sprains or bruises. I have used it for bruises and I am always surprised how quickly it works.
Who doesn't like a good massage? A massage manually works the lactic acid out of your sore muscles.
Essential oils can be used in conjunction with massage to get their full benefits. Essential oils that are good in the treatment of sore muscles are: birch, lavender, peppermint, and marjoram. Mix the oil with a quality carrier like coconut oil and rub into the affected areas.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for the body and lack of it can cause muscles. Epsom salt contains magnesium and you will find soaking in a bath with it will ease your soreness.
Kombucha is said to ward off the build up of lactic acid. It is also a great detoxifier.
Although it might seem counter-intuitive, moving the sore muscles will help loosen them up and remove the lactic acid. So the first time you walk down a flight of stairs you might feel like you're going to die; but the second time, not as much.
Ice will help reduce inflammation. Just be sure that you put a barrier between you and the ice so you don't damage your skin.
Just give your body some time to recover. You've worked hard, your sore muscles can attest to that fact. Give yourself some time to heal so you don't injure yourself.
What have you done to ease the pain of overworked muscles?
Here is the link that discusses these remedies more in depth: http://www.diynatural.com/natural-sore-muscle-relief/