Home remedies are often sufficient to relieve aches resulting from minor injuries, too much exercise, or stress.
Many people can treat their symptoms using the R.I.C.E method, which involves:
Rest: Rest the affected area and discontinue the activity that caused the injury.
Ice: Use an ice pack or bag of frozen peas to help relieve pain and reduce swelling. Apply ice to the area for 15–20 minutes three times a day.
Compression: Use a compression bandage to help reduce swelling.
Elevation: If possible, elevate the feet to minimize inflammation.
Other helpful home remedies include:
using OTC pain relievers
carefully stretching out the affected muscles
taking part in activities that encourage relaxation and reduce stress, such as yoga and meditation