Home Remedies for Aching Legs and Leg Pain

Are aching legs threatening to make you stumble in life? Here are a few home remedies that’ll ease the pain and once again help you stand tall on your feet.

  1. Turmeric
  2. Heat/Cold Packs
  3. Epsom Salt Soak
  4. Apple Cider Vinegar

You’ve had a busy day and it has finally started taking its toll. After spending the day running around or doing chores, your legs hurt. The poor things carry your weight the whole day and when they don’t get enough rest they are bound to go on strike. No matter how much you weigh, when you over use your legs, you probably have a ‘tiredness’ sensation with potential pain.

If not treated in time, this leg pain can become a problem for you. It is recommended that you seek medical help when in need of pain relief but there are some exceptions to this rule.

So let’s get started and help you with the bad case of leg pain. Here are a few home remedies that are not just simple but also effective. Try them out and break the cycle of pain.

Turmeric

Be it the common cold or any injury, turmeric powder works like magic. That’s the reason a glass of hot turmeric milk should be the first remedy you try when down with any common ailment. With a surplus of antioxidants, combined with its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric powder is an effective solution to pain and inflammation. Just add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of milk and drink it daily.

If you aren’t a fan of turmeric milk, then you can use it to make a soothing paste for your aching limbs. Take a teaspoon of turmeric powder and mix it with some sesame oil. Make sure the paste is not too runny. Mix it well and apply it on the affected area, while gently rubbing it. After a gentle massage, leave the paste on for 30 minutes before gently rinsing it off with warm water. Do this daily or as required and your aching legs will finally get some relief.    

Heat/Cold Packs

If your leg pain is because of stiff muscles, heat packs can work like magic to eliminate the pain. The heat helps to relax the muscles and provide comfort. The severe pain caused when the sciatic nerve is compressed can affect your daily activities. By applying the heat pack, you can release the pressure on the nerve, thus bringing the pain to an end. The heat has a soothing effect on the affected area and can be a great help in reliving nerve pain.

Cold packs are effective in dealing with leg pain that you might experience after strenuous physical activity. It can reduce the pain by numbing the area and controlling any inflammation. So all in all, heat and cold packs are great alternative to pain medicine as they don’t have any side effects and show results pretty quickly.

Epsom Salt Soak

Body ache and a hot bath go really well together. Not only does the bath energizes your body but it also proves to be an excellent muscle relaxant. Add some Epsom salt to the mix and you’d have a winner at your hands. Magnesium is an important component of Epsom salt and thus it is an effective way to regulate the nerve signals in your body. The natural muscle relaxant reduces pain, swelling and even puts an end to inflammation. Just add some Epsom salt in a hot bath and soak your legs for 15-20 minutes. Repeat the process thrice a week for effective results.

Including magnesium rich foods in your diet would also help you manage your aching limbs. Eat bananas, tofu, walnuts and whole grains daily to keep your magnesium levels up.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Just like turmeric powder, apple cider vinegar has also been used as a home remedy to treat a plethora of illnesses. It has a natural anti-inflammatory property and helps to ease your leg pain away. There are many ways to use apple cider vinegar for pain relief. When consumed orally, apple cider vinegar makes up for nutrient deficiency. Another way of using apple cider vinegar for pain relief is to add it to a hot bath and soak your legs for 15-20 minutes. Since it’s a natural remedy, you can relax as this will not have any side effects on your health.

These natural home remedies are a great way to get relief from leg pain and also improve your health at the same time. If the pain persists even after following these home remedies, it’s recommended that you opt for medical help. Get an appointment from a specialist and start treatment right away. 

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