Home remedies for muscle aches

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

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