Special Muscle Pain Treatment Remedies

The best muscle pain treatment is the natural way since it is not life threatening. Muscle pains are common and affect anybody who is actively overdoing tasks or exceptionally restive like sitting for long hours. A vigorous workout can pull and strain your muscles.  These sores or muscle pains can last a few days and are not a major health problem.

However, if the pains are severe and last very long, you do need to see a doctor. If you are too busy without rest or lack vitamins especially B, and other special nutrition, you can easily be exposed to muscle aches and cramps in your muscles.


Home remedies for muscle pain

Onion and olive oil remedy

This is an important remedy for muscle pain treatment. Blend 1 large onion in a blender, add 1 cup of olive oil to it and blend again until it is smooth. Spread it on a clean cloth and use it as poultice for your pulled muscles. This is also very good for your kids who participate in any sporting events. 

Arnica for muscle pain treatment

When you experience sore muscle, apply arnica cream to the spot to help recover quickly. You may also chop up fresh or dried arnica leaves and add some water to form a paste. Spread it over the affected area and gently cover it with gauze for 20 minutes.

Menthol cream remedy

This remedy relieves pains whether it is muscle pain in legs, chest, neck or back. Mix together ¾ cup of witch hazel with 4 teaspoons of lanolin and 6 teaspoons of menthol (Mentholatum ointment) which is available at drugstores like Walgreen.

Heat the mixture in a double boiler until it tends creamy Allow it to cool off and place it in a refrigerator. Use it to massage your painful muscles for treatment.


Aching muscles caused by sprain:  Add 4 tablespoons of witch hazel and ½ cup of linseed oil to ½ cup of water and use it to massage the pain area for relief.

Carrot poultice: You can use this muscle pain treatment remedy for muscle sprains. Grate some fresh raw carrot and apply it to the sprained area. Cover it and let it stay on for 30 minutes.

Butter milk treatment: Have you pulled your muscles? Soak a clean flannel cloth in some butter milk and place it in the oven to warm up. Apply it to the affected area and cover it to keep warm. You may repeat the process twice.

Sore Muscle remedy: Add 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to 1 small bottle of olive oil and use it to massage your painful area to relieve muscle pain.

Orange peel remedy: When you experience sore muscle sprain, place the white side of orange peels on the affected area. You may hold them in place with a bandage for a while to reduce swelling.

Breadcrumb remedy: You can also spread apple cider vinegar mixed with breadcrumbs or just oatmeal on gauze and place it on the sprained muscle to reduce pain and prevent swelling.


Vinegar and bread remedy

Soak some bread in apple cider vinegar and spread it out on your affected area. Cover it with a piece of plastic and cover the plastic up with a towel for 4 hours for your muscle pain treatment.

Bay leave for muscle pain treatment

Add ½ cup of bay leaves to 2 cups of water and bring to boil. Let it steep for about 10 minutes and strain it. Add the liquid to your warm bath water and sit in it for about 15 minutes to relax and relieve the pains in your strained muscles.

Petroleum jelly and peppermint

Add 6 drops of peppermint to 1 tablespoon of petroleum and mix it in a small bowl and place it in a larger bowl of warm water. Soak a towel in warm water, rinse the water out and place the towel on the aching muscle area for 3 minutes. Remove it and massage the oil into the area for relief.

Right move after muscle pull

When you pull your muscles, it feels very painful and doesn’t want to move again. Try to stretch your arm, leg, back, or where ever the contraction occurs gently and slowly to speed up recovery. You might feel the muscle pulling but the pain should not get worse.


Chamomile and lavender bath

This muscle pain treatment can revive your whole body from aches you feel whether from a bad day or workout.

  • 1/3 cup of dried lavender (get it online)
  • 1/3 cup of dried chamomile (get it online)
  • 1/3 cup of dried lemon balm (get it online)
  • 2 cups of Epsom salt

Mix together the lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm. Fetch ½ of the mixture into a muslin bag and place it into your tab. Run the hot water and add the 2 cups of Epsom salt to it to dissolve. Soak yourself in the tab of water until you breakout into sweat to relieve the pains.


Wintergreen or lavender: This combination of oils can bring relief to sore muscles around joints.  Mix ½ teaspoon of wintergreen or lavender with 4 drops of arnica oil and apply the potion to the affected areas to increase circulation. Do not use arnica on broken skin. You may get these oils in shops like Target or health food stores, and vitamin shops.

Move about: When a muscle group is stable in one position for so long, it becomes fatigued and stiffens. The best thing to do is not to sit in one position for too long. Get up and move around a little.

Simple compresses: Make a hot burdock tea or catnip tea, or hot milk and dip a towel inside. Wring it and place it over the sore muscles several times in a day for muscle pain treatment.


Homemade ice pack

This ice pack can mold to your contours and release muscle tension, pains, and swellings.

  • 4 parts of water
  • 1 part of rubbing alcohol
  • 2 zip-lock plastic freezer bags

Fill one plastic bag with 4 parts of water and 1 part of rubbing alcohol. Place the water filled bag in the second zip-lock bag and seal it. Place it in the freezer to form ice. Use it on your affected area for 20 minutes at a time.

The pack easily molds to your curves because of the rubbing alcohol. The effect of the cold lasts longer which is good for muscle pain treatment.

Olive oil-egg white

This homemade liniment is a muscle pain reliever that is good for your back pains, joint pains and any other sore muscles.

  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 egg whites

Mix all these ingredients together and massage the lotion into any part of your body that is affected. After a while your body should be feeling better.

Witch hazel-corn syrup

Exercises or outdoor work on sunny days can cause soreness and pains in your muscles. You will appreciate this muscle pain treatment for relief.

  • 2 cups of witch hazel
  • 2 teaspoons of corn syrup
  • 1½ teaspoons of castor oil

Mix all these ingredients together and put it in a small jar with a tight lid. You may add a few drops of your scented oils to give it fragrance. Shake the jar well and massage some into your sore areas for a quick relief.

With all the above natural remedies, there should be more than enough to handle your muscle pain treatment.


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