Overworked again? Well, sometimes you may suffer for muscle cramps or other muscular cramps and pains. Of course, this may not happen only if you overwork, it may occur when you stretch too much in your sleep or if you have a lack of minerals in the body. If it happens to suffer of a muscle pain during your sleep, I know how painful it is! But if it happens when you exercise the most important thing is to stop and to follow the below remedies.
Epsom salts are made up of magnesium sulfate, which is a natural muscle relaxant made to help soothe sore muscles. Try pouring a cup or two of Epsom salts into a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes or until the water has reached room temperature. Repeat this three times a week or until the soreness and pain has decreased.
Magnesium oil is similar to Epsom salts in that they both contain magnesium. Apply magnesium oil in a spray bottle directly to the sore muscle or area such as your calf or heel.
Apply heat or cold pressure
Simply applying heat or cold to the affected area can help to reduce swelling and relax the muscles. This natural remedy for muscle pain is simple, quick, and easy. For muscle soreness or tightness try a warm shower or bath. For muscle pain or swelling try an ice pack directly on the affected area for about 20 minutes.
It can be tempting to just sit around when experiencing soreness caused by an intense workout, but that can lead to stiffness. Soothe sore muscles by simply getting up and moving around or doing some stretches.
Your body loses a lot of water when you exercise. It’s important to replace the fluid that you lost. Drink lots of water or hydrating liquids and keep an eye on signs of dehydration.
Muscle soreness and pain is caused by tears in your muscles, and those tears need time to heal. Your body produces higher levels or growth hormone when you sleep, helping to rebuild your muscles.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory and alkalizing properties which work to reduce muscle pain and inflammation. Try adding two cups to a warm bath and soaking for 20 minutes, or add one tablespoon to a glass of warm water with honey.
Take a swim
One of the best remedies for sore muscles is swimming. The cold water helps reduce inflammation, and the movement of muscles in water helps stretch them out and ease soreness.
Avoid “hot” or “cold” creams
The pharmacy and supermarket shelves are loaded with topical “sports” creams designed to ease sore, stiff muscles. Unfortunately, they don’t do much beyond causing a chemical reaction that leaves your skin feeling warm or cold.