Home Treatments to Ease Muscle Aches & Pains
September 28, 2023
Easing muscle aches and pains at home can be done through a combination of rest, self-care techniques, and natural remedies. Here are some tips to help alleviate muscle discomfort:
Rest and Relaxation: Give your muscles time to recover by getting adequate rest and sleep. Avoid overexertion or strenuous activities that can worsen the pain.
Apply Heat or Cold: Use a hot water bottle, heating pad, or warm bath to apply heat to the affected area. Heat can help relax and soothe tense muscles. Alternatively, you can use ice packs or cold compresses to reduce inflammation and numb the pain. Apply for 15-20 minutes at a time.
Massage: Self-massage or having a partner gently massage the sore muscles can help improve blood circulation and reduce muscle tightness. Try massaging the area with an aches and pain relief cream the help soothe sore muscles.
Gentle Stretching: Perform gentle stretching exercises to improve flexibility and relieve muscle tension. Avoid any vigorous stretching or movements that cause more pain.
Topical Pain Relief: Over-the-counter creams or ointments containing ingredients like menthol or capsicum can provide temporary relief when applied to the affected area. Try our Zax's Aches & Pains Cream for a unique balance of cooling heat.
Epsom Salt Bath: Soaking in a warm bath with Epsom salt can relax muscles and ease discomfort. Follow the instructions on the Epsom salt package for the correct proportions.
Pain Medication (if necessary): Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help alleviate pain, but use them according to the label instructions and consult a healthcare professional if needed.
If your muscle aches and pains persist or worsen despite home remedies, or if you have a specific underlying condition, it's important to consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Additionally, if you experience severe pain, swelling, or any unusual symptoms, seek medical attention promptly.
Written by Alyssa Rolnick, Co-Founder of Zax’s Original Products, Registered Dietitian and Mother of 3 active kids.