There are a million ways to get sore muscles. But no matter how you got them there are some great home remedies available to soothe them. The people at Common Sense Homesteading have an incredible list of twelve.
Those 12 ways are:
- Epsom Salts. Soak in a bath of Epsom salt and warm water for 15 minutes, as long as you have a healthy heart and are free from diabetes and high blood pressure.
- Heat or cold. Tense muscles will love a warm shower and bruised or swollen areas will benefit from an ice pack.
- Oral Magnesium. If your levels are low, your aches and cramps can be heightened. Enrich your diet with molasses, squash, pumpkin seeds, spinach, or cocoa powder.
- Apple Cider Vinegar. Drink it down, one tablespoon, in a glass of water or put the vinegar right on your sore area.
- Blackstrap Molasses. Add some of this molasses to your diet, for its high magnesium content. Some add it to coffee!
- Coconut Oil. Use in your daily cooking to treat your muscles as well as other ailments.
- Essential Oils. There are many essential oils commonly used to treat sore or spasming muscles. Remember to mix the essential oil with another carrier oil.
- Movement. Well, with sore muscles, this is the remedy I last want to hear. But, it’s true. You can counter the stiffness with a little moving around.
- Massage. A good massage will encourage blood circulation that will quicken up the healing.
- Hot pepper rubs. Hot peppers can be used to relieve sore muscles as well as arthritis. You can mix your own or buy a product containing capsaicin.
- Tart Cherry Juice. A recent study boasts of the power of cherry juice in treating muscle pain. It even cites improved muscle strength after workouts.
So, no matter what’s causing your soreness, you have a few options for relief. Read more about muscle pain and treatment in the article provided.