We know that pain is usually a warning that something is not working well in our body. Muscle pain is often closely related to muscle strain, strain, or injury from physically demanding exercise or work.
Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most frequent reasons for medical consultation, and use of anti-inflammatory drugs has greatly increased in the last decade in our country as indicated by the Spanish Agency for Medicine and Health Products, which increases the risk of gastric ulcer, irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, increased blood pressure or decreased kidney function. Therefore, the natural products for therapeutic purposes it’s a good option.
Make daily exercise, always maintain a correct posture, wear the right footwear, learn to relax… Are routines that help us cope with pain that can sometimes become chronic. In addition, muscle pain caused by overload and fibromyalgia tend to respond well to massage.
Both receiving a massage and giving it ourselves relieves muscle pain. For what we can use essential vegetable oils that not only will facilitate the hands to glide better on the skin, to work the muscle, but also some of them have anti-inflammatory action. Indeed There are analgesic essential oils that have a special affinity for muscle and joint tissue. Let’s see some of them.
Lavender: Relaxing and calming properties are attributed to it and it is a good ally when it comes to relaxing and sleeping. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties, ideal for healing wounds and burns and also for treating insect bites or dermatitis.
Blue eucalyptus: Smelling similar to citronella, blue equaliptus is especially useful in arthritis and can quickly relieve a severe inflammatory focus.
Rosemary: Rosemary is perfect as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever, ideal for muscle spasms, and other types of muscle pain such as stiffness, tired muscles and for joint flexibility.
Willow: Analgesic and anti-inflammatory, white willow is useful in the treatment of muscle or joint pain for its calming benefits. It has been shown to be effective in relieving headaches, colic, sciatica, fibromyalgia, rheumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout.
Devil’s claw: Devil’s claw is a herb also recommended for the treatment of joint pain and arthritis, which has anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and analgesic activity. It is especially indicated as an anti-inflammatory in degenerative rheumatic conditions, osteoarthritis, arthritis, tendonitis and other pain.
In any case, it is important to see a doctor, physiotherapist or rheumatologist if muscle pain persists for more than three days, is severe, or shows any signs of infection, such as swelling or redness, around the sensitive muscle.