how to get rid of muscle pain

Common Causes of Muscle Pain

Muscle pain can happen to anyone, though most of us believe it happens only to gym junkies! Muscle pain is caused by:

  • Overusing a particular muscle
  • Doing a physical activity that you are not used to
  • A muscle injury (resulting in strains and sprains)
  • Muscle tension

If you have muscle pain and you are concerned that it is not a minor issue, you must meet your doctor for further advice and treatment.


How to get rid of Muscle Pain

Are you suffering from muscle pain? Try these simple tips to get some much-needed relief from pain caused by injury or overuse:

  • Rest the painful muscle, avoiding unnecessary movement whenever possible
  • Apply an ice pack or wrap the muscle in an iced towel
  • Along with the hot/cold therapy, try applying a pain relief cream such as Moov ointment or spray

Relieve muscle pain caused by exercise or stress with these tips:

  • Gently stretch the sore muscle and keep it active with some gentle exercise
  • Avoid strenuous or high-impact activities for a while, especially if the muscle is torn or injured
  • Use relaxation techniques, such as meditation, to reduce tension in the muscle

Prevention is the best way to avoid muscle pain

Try these simple tips to reduce muscle pain:

  • Never forget to warm up before your exercise, and to cool down afterward
  • Exercise daily to keep the muscles toned and resistant to injury
  • Avoid exercising when you are tired so that you don’t risk muscle tears and inflammation
  • Drink a lot of water every day
  • Get rid of clutter in your home and place of work so that you don’t trip and have an accident
  • Stretch your muscles several times a day, especially if you have a desk job