Safe Home Remedies for Aches & Pain

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If you are experiencing aches and pains in any part of your body, there are several home remedies that can help you feel relieved.

These remedies will be listed below, but before that, there are other things you need to know.

What Are Aches & Pain?

Aches and pain appear in different forms. It’s not a diagnosis but a symptom of several heath conditions.

Aches and pain are a very common experience that often follows after a big event, such as workout, a poor sitting or sleeping posture, or other stressful physical activities.

Unless the aches and pain are a symptom of an underlying critical health condition, it can be treated at home with simple remedies or a painkiller.

What Are the Causes of Aches & Pain?

There are several causes of aches and pain, mainly when you overuse or overstretch your muscle beyond its limit.

The following are minor causes of aches and pain:

  • Muscle tension
  • Muscle overuse
  • Muscle injury
  • Lack of sleep

Medical conditions that can cause aches and pain include:

  • Hypokalemia
  • Thyroid
  • Infections like flu and bacterial infections
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Medications such as statins
  • Fibromyalgia

When to See a Doctor

Aches and pain may be caused by underlying health conditions. In that case, other symptoms accompany it. That said, see a doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:

  • You experience rash or high temperature alongside the ache and pain.
  • You experience pain after a tick bite.
  • The symptoms are persistent even after several treatments.
  • You experience soreness or swelling around the area.

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What Are the Home Remedies for Aches & Pain?

1. Massage

Massaging your body can help you feel calm, flexible, quickly get over a horrible day, heal your soul, and lots more. Many people get massage for healing, including emotional healing.

Why it works

Massage helps to loosen tight and stiff muscles and also help blood flow normally in the body.

How it works

Massage calms your mind and helps reduce the pain you may be feeling. It is therapeutic and very effective in helping you feel better.

How to use

For better result, it is better to oil the body part affected to make the massage smooth, less painful, and enjoyable.

You can do it yourself if you can easily reach the affected area. However, you should visit a spa or ask a close person do it for you if the affected part is not easily accessible.

2. Fiber

Research shows that fiber consumers tend to experience less osteoarthritis pain. Eating fiber-rich foods will save you from pain.

Why it works

Fiber is low in fat, which helps reduce inflammation and inflammatory arthritic disease.

How it works

Fiber works swiftly for pain and aches, especially knee pain. Include it in your meals for easy consumption, or use fiber-rich supplements.

How to use

There are several ways to increase your fiber intake. For instance

  • You can substitute rice for cauliflower.
  • Take more oatmeal or use it to prepare meat balls instead of breadcrumbs.
  • Prepare salad that contains chickpeas, and kidney beans.
  • Instead of taking junk foods for snacks, take nut and apricot instead.
  • Complement your salad with nuts and fruits

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3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Why it works

Apple cider is known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help in reducing pain and aches.

How it works

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) should be mixed with water and honey for more potent results and also to avoid misuse.

How to use

  • Put a tablespoon of ACV in a glass of warm water.
  • Add a tablespoon of honey to it (you can measure it to suit your taste).
  • Stir the mixture thoroughly.
  • Use it every day for an effective pain-relieving result.

4. Vitamins

Vitamins are an important class of food, and everyone serious about healthy living should include it in their diet plan. It helps build up and protect the immune system from being weakened.

Why it works

Vitamin B1, D, and E deficiency are the main causes of muscle pain and ache. You will feel fatigued by the slightest activity, either physical or mental.

That said, taking foods rich in these vitamins helps to effectively reduce or eliminate body ache and pain altogether.

How it works

Vitamins are present in certain foods, but you can also take them as supplements. These two options work effectively and perform the same function.

How to use

  • Take fruits rich in vitamins every day.
  • If you are going to opt for vitamins supplements, ensure you talk with your doctor first so you don’t use a wrong dosage.

5. Mustard Oil

Users have proven several times that massaging an affected area with mustard oil is highly effective in reducing muscle pain.

Why it works

Researchers also revealed that allyl isothiocyanate is a compound in mustard oil that reduces inflammation in the body. This compound makes using mustard oil an effective treatment for reducing aches and body pain.

How it works

Apply it on the affected area and massage the area for a while.  You may repeat the process until you feel better.

How to use

  • Heat a small quantity of mustard oil, but ensure it’s not too hot.
  • Massage the affected area with the warm mustard oil and leave it for at least 10 minutes.
  • Afterwards, take a warm bath.

6. Heat and Ice

This is the most common remedy for aches and pain.

Why it works

Both ice and heat significantly reduce pain and eliminate inflammation.

How it works

Ice can be in the form of an ice pack, a cold container, or other convenient form. On the other hand, you can generate heat by dipping a cloth in warm water or ironing it.

How to use

  • Put the ice pack directly on the affected area to reduce the pain and swelling.
  • You can apply heat in the same manner. That is, directly on the affected surface. Heat helps to loosen stiff joint, muscles, or ligament.

On A Final Note

These remedies have all been proven to be effective without side effects. If you are experiencing any problem after trying these remedies, you should visit your doctor.

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