Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Home Remedies for Sore Muscles | Unconventional Ways to Treat Sore Muscles

If there is any type of intensity to your workout, then, from time to time, you will undoubtedly encounter muscle soreness. And even if your intensity is not that high, but you haven't been exercising in a while, you should also expect to experience soreness in your muscles.
The good news is that there are natural methods that can help to relieve the pain. You can readily try hot baths, massages, cold compresses and steam sauna. Generally, anything which can help improve blood flow to the legs and the arms will do.

Muscle soreness is primarily caused when someone, unaccustomed to hard physical activity for a period of time, engages in something strenuous. This causes lactic acid build-up in the muscles and thus, the pain. Although believed to be more common in athletes, search engine statistics show that general people search for it more than athletes!

Baking soda is one of the key ingredients that make bath bombs fizzy. Muscle soreness is caused by a build-up of lactic acid, so the key to relieving sore muscles is getting the lactic acid out. Baking soda in the bath is known to detoxify the system, and it is very effective in helping to leach lactic acid from your body.

One of the quickest and most preferred means to relieve soreness is using an ice-pack. When ice is pressed against a painful area, its continual contact with skin opens pores causing the lactic acid to flow out, thus making it less sore. While it works for many people, some people find using ice packs an uncomfortable option especially during winter.
Menthol increases the rate of flow of blood to the sight of pain giving faster relief, but too much of menthol causes the skin to burn.

Massage helps you get through the soreness by pushing the lactic acid out of your muscles. This is an easy remedy since all you had to do was to relax to get rid of sore muscles.

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