Home Remedies for Leg Pain

Leg pain is common and sometimes it  require to take proper treatment in order to relieve the pain that  could range from feeling of stabbing to dull pain.Causes for leg pain could happen because of  muscle spasm and fatigue, cramps, standing for longer period of times, deficiency of nutrients, or dehydration,or  more serious health problems like  diabetes, damages of the nerves, or arthritis.

 10 remedies that will help you treat leg pain:

1. Cold compress
  • place a cold compress on the affected area
  • cold compress should be consistent of ice which will numb the area and reduce the inflammation, pain, and swelling.
  • prepare the cold compress by  wrapping  few ice cubes in thin towel
  • apply it on your legs for 10-15 minutes.
  • raise your legs while you apply this compress
  • DON’T apply the ice directly on the skin because it could cause frostbite.
2. Massaging
  • ten minutes of massaging can lower the inflammation and calm any throbbing pain.
  • it will also relieve the stress and anxiety and improves the blood circulation
  • rub some olive, mustard or coconut oil on the affected area for ten minutes s 2-3 times a day
  • you can t try some self massaging devise or tennis ball and apply pressure on the muscles.
3. Turmeric

It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin, the active compound of turmeric, hinders number of molecules that are responsible for inflammation and pain. Mix one teaspoon of powdered turmeric with sesame oil in order to create a paste. Apply it on the affected area and rub it gently. Leave it for thirty minutes and then rinse. Do this two times a day. You can also drink turmeric milk (hot) 1-2 times a day. You can take turmeric as a supplement, but consult a doctor especially if you take blood thinning medications.

4. ACV

Apple cider vinegar can reduce any leg pain. It can dissolve uric and crystals in the blood, because it has alkalizing properties. It can remove toxins from the joints and connective tissues. Add 1-2 cups of it in a bath with warm water and soak the legs in there for thirty minutes, until the pain is gone. You can also mix 1-2 tbs. of ACV in warm water and add some honey. Consume it two times a day.

5. Epsom Salt

It contains magnesium, which is crucial for regulating nerve signals in the body. It even relaxes your muscles by naturally relieving inflammation or pain.

– Add half a cup of Epsom salt in a hot bath and stir it up. Soak your leg (or legs?) in the water for fifteen minutes. Best to repeat this 2-3 times weekly.
– And while we’re on magnesium, it’s best to eat foods which are abundant in it, such as pumpkin seeds, soy milk, tofu, bananas, whole grains, blackstrap molasses, dark green leafy veggies, and walnuts.
– Once again, there is also the option of supplements, but best to consult with your doctor first.

6. Tart Cherry Juice

If strenuous physical activity is the cause of your leg pain or muscle soreness, drink tart cherry juice. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of tart cherries help prevent and treat soft tissue injury and pain.

In a 2012 study published in the Medicine and Sports Science journal, researchers concluded that tart cherry juice is a safer way to treat muscle pain and inflammation as compared to over-the-counter pain relievers.

Eat ½ cup of fresh, organic tart cherries or drink 1 cup of tart cherry juice, once daily.

Note: Do not drink tart cherry juice if it causes abdominal discomfort or diarrhea.

7. Ginger

Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain and inflammation. It even improves circulation and blood flow, which helps relieve muscle pain.

– Massage the affected area with ginger oil 2 or 3 times a day until the pain subsides.
– Also, drink ginger tea 2 or 3 times daily. To make this tea, simmer fresh ginger slices in a cup of water for 5 to 10 minutes. Add some lemon juice and raw honey for taste.
– If opting to take a supplement, consult your doctor first.

Note: Avoid excess ginger intake as it can thin the blood.

8. Lemon

Lemon is a rich source of antioxidants that can help ease pain. It helps maintain the pH level of your body, which in turn prevents pain and inflammation.

– Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and castor oil. Use it to massage the affected area 2 or 3 times a day.
– Also, add the juice of 1 lemon and a little raw honey to a cup of warm water. Drink it twice daily.

9. Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency often leads to pain in the back, thigh, and legs. This vitamin is responsible for regulating the phosphorus and calcium which are needed for proper function of the muscles and the nerves. In order to take enough amount of vitamin D you will need to stay under the sun for 15 minutes during the day, or to consume it through foods such as milk or salmon.

10. Potassium

Its deficiency can also cause leg pain. This mineral prevents dehydration and helps proper functioning of muscles and nerves. You can consume foods rich in potassium like plums, sweet potatoes, bananas and tomato juice or take a supplement but first, consult a doctor.

– Consume 2-3 cups of green tea daily;
– Keep the blood pressure and cholesterol in check;
– Limit the alcohol consumption or avoid it;
– Avoid smoking;
– Reduce the stress;
– Do gentle stretching exercises about ten minutes a day;
– Consume one glass of water with 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard, for few days;
– Try applying a gel topically that contain 0.0125% of capsaicin;

Live healthy and happy life…

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