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Smart Ways to Relieve Sore Muscles

By Sandy Schroeder

Sometimes muscles tense up, and then fail to relax, creating ongoing stiffness and soreness. Changes in weather, excessive workouts, or poor posture can add to the problem.

Seeing your local chiropractor may be the best way to find lasting solutions for the pain. Visit The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started. Your chiropractor will help you identify the problem, and seek relief without pain medications.

If it seems beneficial, a spinal adjustment may be used to correct any joint restrictions and relieve nerve irritation. You may experience pain relief with a release of muscle tension. At the same time, you may enjoy an overall sense of relaxation, fresh energy and better sleep.

Wellness is unique to the individual. As you evaluate the results of your adjustment, you may choose weekly 15-minute adjustments to continue the benefits.

The Joint makes everything simple with extended evening and weekend hours, and affordable healthcare plans that do not require insurance. Walk-in visits are welcome.

Here are some more ways to naturally relax sore muscles.

Soak away the pain – A warm water soak with magnesium-rich Epsom salts will encourage the body’s muscles to relax.  

Replenish with protein – Stressed muscles use up a lot of protein power. Revitalize them with hearty proteins such as a chicken wrap, boiled egg or omelet, or fresh lentil soup.

Add a little pepper – If you love spicy foods, spices may work twice for you. Capsaicin in cayenne pepper acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to ease stiff muscles. It may help the brain tone back the pain signals, too.

Dark chocolate to the rescue – The antioxidants in dark chocolate help the body’s muscles fight oxidative stress, easing muscles and removing pain. In small quantities, dark chocolate increases health without too many calories.

Enjoy Chamomile or Peppermint tea – Soothe the muscles and the spirit with Chamomile tea. It contains antioxidants that ease inflammation. Peppermint tea provides menthol to help the muscles rally and relax. Both are caffeine-free, allowing you to sleep well, too.

Stay hydrated – Stiff muscles can be a signal for dehydration. Water is needed to keep electrolytes balanced. Calcium contracts muscles, and magnesium relaxes muscles. Making sure you are drinking enough water will keep your body healthy and your muscles happy.

Reading your body’s pain signals on a regular basis may help you avoid a lot of unnecessary muscle pain.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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