‘In order to get stronger you have to push those weights’, all the gym enthusiasts know what I’m talking about. To build big muscles, you have to do some rigorous training which comes with extreme pain.
After all no pain, no gain. Bodybuilders deal with muscle soreness quite often. An intense workout can give you sore muscles. You will feel immense pain. Though it is quite common and goes away by itself in a day or so.
But if the pain hasn’t gone even after a days rest, then it is something to get worried about. Depending on the situation of muscle soreness, it can cause from mild to extreme discomfort. Also not just bodybuilders, it can happen with anyone. That’s why in order to help you, here are our 4 easy home remedy to treat muscle soreness.
1. Epsom salts
You must have read in your elementary school science book that Epsom salts is composed of natural ingredients that can relax the soring muscles. Add a cup of Epsom salt in half busker of warm water. Dip the area of your soared muscle in it until the water cools down.
Magnesium sulfate – one of the main components of Epsom, withdraws the pain causing fluid from the tissue. The only problem that could arise is if you are allergic to it or you have any heart problem, high blood pressure or diabetes.
2. Apple cider vinegar
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties and alkalizing nature and alkaline properties, apple cider vinegar is considered as one of the best muscle soreness home remedies. You can either drink one teaspoon filled with apple cider vinegar or apply it directly on the sored muscle.
It’s anti-inflammatory will reduce your pain. Also, as its properties usually make it the best go-to thing, as it doesn’t have any side-effects at all. Plus, it doesn’t smell like medicine, so you won’t even have to hold your nose while taking this medicine.
3. Essential oils
Add one or two drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of coconut oil. Mix them together and apply on the sored muscle. Gently massage the area with your fingers to get quick relief from the pain.
Before applying oil, you need to know which essential oil you need. Use lemongrass and peppermint for cramps as they are considered effective. In case you are feeling muscle tension, you can use marjoram and lavender essential oils.
4. Tart cherry juice
In order to avoid or minimize the muscle pain, you can use tart cherry juice. Simply add them into your smoothie or juice after an intensive workout to avoid the chance of muscle soreness.
The reason behind this is that cherry juice contains antioxidants that are very helpful in relaxing the sore muscles. They even make the pain go away. You can add it to your daily diet for better results.
If you go for a regular workout, make sure to keep the right posture while lifting heavy weights in order to avoid any severe condition of muscle soreness. Besides that, try and go easy on building your body, it is your body after all, and you should care for it.