Muscle pain is never fun and there are a variety of causes including sports injury, accidents, exercise, and general wear and tear. Sometimes fatigue and overwork or certain types of jobs involving repetitive movement can also cause muscle pain.
Resulting pain levels can vary greatly and in some instances can be quite severe. At the other end of the spectrum, it may be a niggling pain that doesn’t go away, but is just enough to impede movement and daily activity.
Regardless of the cause, muscle pain can be hard to manage (because we often still need to keep moving), inconvenient and just plain annoying.
While it is tempting to go to the pharmacy or doctor and take painkillers, these just treat the pain, not the cause. This is far from ideal because although the pain goes away, the underlying cause remains untreated.
This can actually be dangerous, because while the pain is masked, you may be tricked into thinking all is well and actually do more damage. And there is also a good chance the pain will simply keep returning.
As an alternative to painkillers, there are a number of natural ways to treat sore muscles and reduce the pain. Here is a list of 10 methods for you to try.