It can be one of the worst feelings you can experience, one of the most nagging awful pains. Muscle pain is a general term to describe an ache or pain in any number of muscles in the body, all of which may have a separate cause. Muscles generally hurt because they were pulled, bruised, twisted, sprained or any number of other causes.
The fortunate thing is that since it is such a common condition, there are literally hundreds (if not more) treatment options out there for muscle pain. Some of them are very specific to a certain area of the body, like for example lower back. Others are more of a general “fix all” painkiller for the whole body. No matter what the treatment, like with anything else, they all have their drawbacks and positives.
One of the most common cures for muscle pain are painkillers that are either over the counter or prescribed by a doctor, unfortunately most of the painkillers on the prescription level can reduce your quality of life and are highly addicting. This can cause further complications and is often times worse than the original muscle pain being treated, this is partly why many people seek alternative solutions to their ailment.
There are many natural and holistic ways of treating this condition, some of them involve stretching as well as relaxation and yoga. These natural methods can be effective, but they also have their own drawbacks. They are not as strong and immediate as a painkiller because they take effort and work to develop, so if you are looking for a quick and immediate relief method, the natural way isn’t going to help you in a pinch.
Ultimately it is up to you to determine what works best with your body, and find the right balance that restores your quality of life and lets you enjoy things again without a throbbing muscle ache.