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Muscle Pain - What Helps?

Sitting in front of screens for a long time, gardening, a long drive by car - there are many reasons why at  the end of the day your back, shoulders and muscles can ache and make you feel tense. Overuse often causes tension and muscle pain.

The facts
The human body has over 650 muscles. Muscle pain, also known as myalgia, are ailments that in most cases have muscular causes. In rare cases, other diseases, such as the immune system, the skeleton or the nervous system is the trigger. Muscular soreness is probably the most well-known form of muscle pain. Because of overloading, small cracks in the Z-disks in the muscle tissue occur, which in turn cause inflammation, causing edema and swelling of the muscle. The most common causes are lack of exercise and poor posture, which are things that we can adjust to avoid further problems.

Often the pain disappears within a few days and does not require medical advice. The problem can be the symptoms if the pain symptoms last longer or are not caused by a specific injury or overuse. Prolonged muscle pain can be a symptom of metabolic disorders, generalized inflammatory diseases, fibromyalgia, hormonal changes, nutritional deficiencies and even mental disorders. If muscle pain does not intensify and is sporadic, they can be treated with pain medications, heat pads, and approved home remedies.


Movement helps
Instead of sparing oneself, physical activity is now just the thing - stagnation often leads to a worsening of symptoms. It is best to plan a little time for daily walks, gymnastics and other sports such as cycling, walking or swimming. Yoga is the go-to for really stretching out aches and pains!

Pain Relievers

Using a hot water bottle or heated pads are a great way to relieve pain. Due to the heat, it not only has a beneficial effect, but also contains active ingredients such as ibuprofen, diclofenac, felbinac, etofenamate, flufenamic acid or piroxicam, which support the healing process. Plasters are also virtually invisible under clothes. Special ointment that contains pain relieving, wound healing and tissue regenerating properties are a great option.

 

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