Waking up feeling exhausted, when your muscles and joints are screaming in pain, is a condition a lot of us relate to.
Body pain has become an inevitable sign of discomfort in our lives today. Thanks to the traffic conditions, our body is pushed to work under pressure the minute we step out for the day.
Causes of Body Pain
Changes in weather cause pain in different parts of the body. The pain in body can be felt due to specific reasons like walking long distances, sitting or standing for a long time or any other physical activity.
The cause of body pain may differ based on our lifestyle.
Stress and deficiency of nutrients being the most common reason. One needs to give the body the right movement. Balanced Movement is another crucial yet simple secret to keep our muscles and joints intact.
In this article, learn how to make effective home remedies for body pain.
Differences Between Joint Pain & Muscle Pain
Sometimes, we fail to understand if it’s joint pain or muscle pain.
Generally, joint pain is an injury caused to a joint, affecting the bones, ligaments around it.
Various medical conditions like Arthritis also causes joint pain.
In normal conditions, Muscle pain is generally caused when we stain our muscles by pushing them to work more. No wonder we flaunt our sworn muscles post-workout.
Muscles also pain when our body is not used to physical activity
However, muscle pain can be one of the symptoms if one is diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, influenza.
Why should one opt for Home Remedies?
If one wants a permanent solution to a problem, one should always look at the root cause. Similarly, one needs to invest time communicating with one’s body. Figure out if your sleep, diet & hydration levels are intact.
Popping a pill might give you instant relief, but it’s going to damage your organs in the long run (the reason behind the ban on Anacin ).
Weather can be an accelerator too.
During winters our joints might feel rigid, that’s the reason back in north our mothers always have warm mustard oil with some garlic in it ready for massage.
In fact, extreme summers can also cause a lot of pain in the body due to dehydration.
Do you usually crave for something sweet? That’s when you need to start your day with a banana and consume sugar cane juice or coconut water.
Home Remedies for Muscle Pain
- Soak in the goodness of salt
Soaking your feet in hot water with some salt has been an everlasting solution to ease the pain. It gives instant relaxation to your loose muscles. Sore muscles are relaxed when the magnesium sulphate present in salt pulls in your pain.
- Using Heat & Cold Compress
Giving a cold and heat compress also relieves muscle pain. To give cold compress we generally place some ice cubes in a cloth and compress the affected area. A warm compress in the same way by replacing ice cubes with warm water or also by making a bouquet garni of raw rice.
Home Remedies for Joint Pain
Methi seed and Turmeric pack with the goodness of mustard oil
Mustard Oil to pull your pain (Part A)
- Heat mustard oil on a low flame, add some garlic and heat it till it turns brown. You can store this oil for frequent use.
Methi Turmeric Pack (Part B)
- Step 1: Soak methi seeds in water overnight
- Step 2: Grind the soaked methi seeds by adding some water to form a good paste.
- Step 3: Boil the paste by adding some water in low flame. Let methi realize its goodness during the boil
- Step 4: Add some turmeric and let the paste cool down a little.
(You can refrigerate this paste for a week)
How to use this pack to get rid of knee pain?
- Nicely apply oil on the knee and let the oil soak in.
- Now apply the methi turmeric paste on the affected area giving a gentle massage. Always warm up the paste before applying it.
- Let the paste stay there for at least 30 mins or more before you wash it off.
Turmeric & Chuna (Calcium Hydroxide)
- 1 tsp of turmeric
- 2 tsp sugar
- Pinch of Chuna
How To Use
- Make a paste of the above ingredients.
- Apply the paste on the affected area and wrap it with a cloth before going to bed.
- Wake up feeling better the next morning.
- Haldi the only natural steroid, heals pain no time.
“So the next time you feel pain, don’t run for pills. Just keep the above pastes ready and use religiously for pain relief”