If you family is like mine you are constantly dealing with sports injuries. Sprained ankles and sore muscles are a regular occurrence … and that is just from my husband during softball season. Like most moms, I try not to administer medication unless it is necessary.
A word of caution. I am not a doctor and you know your body best. Never hesitate to see a medical professional and the following is not medical advice.
5 Natural Sport Pain Relief Remedies
Take An Epsom Salt Bath
The magnesium in Epsom salt will help loosen tight, painful muscles. Foods high in magnesium include bananas, avocados, peanuts, whole grains, and soy. The mineral can also be absorbed through the skin, and Epsom salts are made up of magnesium sulfate. Ease muscle pain by adding 2 cups of Epsom salts to a bath and soak for at least 12 minutes a few times a week.
Decrease Animal Fats In Your Diet
These types of fats are inflammatory. The human body causes inflammation to itself through an immune response to animal fat. Originally believed to be attacking an animal protein, scientists have since discovered the body is actually attacking animal fat. They found after a meal of animal products, a person’s blood becomes filled with bacterial toxins.
Staying properly hydrated will help with minimizing pain. Water is one of our basic needs. The human body is 75% water; the brain, a whopping 85% water. Dehydration can cause everything from allergies to chronic fatigue to back, neck and shoulder pain. Humans are acidic people. That being said, we need to flush acidic toxins from our bodies through breathing, exercise and sweat. Typically drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day will keep you hydrated. Doctors suggest taking half your body weight in pound and drinking that number of ounces of water. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, aim for 75 ounces of water (that is about 9.5 cups). It is important to remember starting the process towards hydration may make you feel tired. This won’t last; it is a byproduct of the toxins leaving your body. As you hydrate, many physical symptoms of dehydration will simply go away.
Keeping muscles loose and flexible will prevent tightening from pain. Simply put, you need to take care of your body. In the past, bed rest was recommended for chronic pain conditions. But new studies have found people who exercise, stretch and stay flexible can control their pain significantly better than those who do not. If you live in chronic pain, it takes less of a trigger to make you uncomfortable. But with cardiovascular, strengthening, and flexibility exercise, you can improve that pain threshold. Starting to exercise or even stretch isn’t something you should do without the approval of your physician or a health care provider who understands your circumstances. But a trainer or physical therapist could help you become more limber and agile which will fight off pain. Stretching is especially important before physical activity. There is a reason why you see athlete stretching on the field before they play. They don’t want to get hurt. Much in the same way you would not turn on your car, put it in fifth gear and start to drive, you shouldn’t just throw on your cleats and start sprinting the bases. Your car needs to work its way through its gears and your body needs to warm up and be ready to stretch that single into a triple to impress your teammates.
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