Aches And Pains
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The human body is a complex machine, where many functions are constantly being carried out. When all is running smoothly, we barely notice what is happening, but if we are suffering from aches and pains, then we become aware of the restrictions that these cause.

Every one of us suffers from aches and pains and they can be the result of a wide variety of issues. We may have strained a muscle during exercise, have poor posture, experience muscle tensions due to stress, be unwell or suffered an accident that has bashed and bruised our body. As we get older, it takes our body longer to recover, so we tend to get more aches and pains.

Joint and muscle pain can make it more difficult to move around, especially if we are suffering with conditions such as arthritis, which can cause severe joint stiffness. However, getting mobile is often the best way to conquer the problem.

Benefits of Exercise

Gentle exercise such as walking, swimming or a bike ride helps to build muscle strength around the joints. It helps us to maintain bone strength and control our weight, so we avoid putting additional pressure on our body. When we exercise, we stretch and relax our muscles, which may feel uncomfortable to start with, but often results in increases mobility and flexibility.

It is most beneficial when we exercise outdoors, as the fresh air and sunlight both aid our well-being. In addition our spirits might be lifted by a chance encounter, a stunning view, a lovely sound or a delicious smell. No matter whether we are inside or out, exercise boosts our energy and confidence, whilst also improving our chances of a good night’s sleep.

Temperature

Extremes of temperature have also been proven to help ease joint and muscle pain. A soak in a hot bath or the application of an ice pack to a particularly problematic area can help to relieve pain over several days. Cold treatments direct blood away from the affected area, which prevents it from becoming inflamed, whilst hot treatment increases blood flow to the area, which aids healing.

Massage

Massaging the muscles and joints can be effective. You may choose to use a natural oil and massage affected areas yourself or pay for a massage from a professional. As an example, a deep tissue back massage could help to untie the knots in your muscles caused by tension and a leg massage may assist with the healing of a sports injury.

Wearing a Magnetic Bracelet

Many people suffering with long term pain issues, including arthritis have found that wearing a magnetic bracelet has been beneficial. Magnetic bracelets are designed to look like regular items of jewellery, but they include hidden magnets which work to rebalance the flow of energy and balance in the body. Magnetic therapy has been practiced around the world for centuries and a magnetic bracelet offer a convenient way to apply this technique.

Herbal Remedies

Herbal remedies have also been beneficial to many people. The application of an arnica based ointment on the skin can relieve sore muscles and bruising, drinking a tea of mint and ginger can be effective in reducing stomach pains and turmeric is known to reduce inflammation.

All the options mentioned may allow you to manage your aches and pains without relying solely on prescription drugs. As our bodies are all different, every individual will find some are more effective than others, but they are all worth a try.


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