What are Aches and Pains?
At some point in our lives we have all been affected by aches and Pains. Aches and Pains develop when muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons have been injured or overused due to excess physical pressure. It is also an inevitable part of aging and often associated with symptoms of arthritis, flu and fibromyalgia . Minor aches and Pains are easily treatable, while more severe symptoms may require life-long treatment.
What Causes Aches and Pains?
Aches and pains often occur as a result of injuries or trauma associated with sprains and strains. Using a particular muscle group too much when you have had a strenuous exercise session or lifted a heavy object can cause aches and pains. Certain drugs such as cocaine; as well as cholesterol and blood pressure medications, an electrolyte imbalance or stress and tension may also lead to aches and Pains.
Diseases that are commonly associated with Aches and pains
Help for Aches and Pains
Treatment options usually depend on the diagnosis, the person’s overall health and severity of the condition. Over-the-counter products such as topical analgesic creams, ibuprofen, aspirin, anti-inflammatories, or muscle relaxants can alleviate minor muscle cramps and joint pain.
More severe symptoms of joint pain. often associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis may be treated with prescription NSAIDs to minimize pain, inflammation and swelling. Continuous use of these medications has potentially harmful side effects that can increase the risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Natural and holistic remedies have proven to be a safer, gentler option without side effects for treating aches and Pains. Treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies effectively address the underlying cause of muscle and joint conditions and promote healing Herbs such Devil’s Claw, Glucosamine and Boswellia help to maintain healthy, mobile joints and muscles and keep them moving freely.
Essential oils such as Peppermint, Pine and Ginger essential oils promotes circulation, soothes sore muscles and joints and promotes faster healing. Complementary therapies such as physical therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, tens treatment and chiropractic therapy may also benefit people experience severe symptoms.