CONDITION: Muscle Pain (Myalgia)
OVERVIEW: Muscle pain can occur anywhere on the body and is one of the most common reasons why people visit their doctor. The most common causes of muscle pain include tension, stress, injury, and overuse, but many conditions can also cause muscle pain.
- Muscle tenderness or soreness
- Decreased mobility
CAUSES: Muscle pain can stem from physical injury, psychological stress, infections, autoimmune diseases, and even medication side effects. However, dozens of other causes include:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Sprains and strains
WHAT MAKES IT WORSE:
- Poor posture
- Repetitive motions
- Processed foods
COMMON THERAPIES: Common medications for muscle pain include oral corticosteroids to relieve inflammation, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), as well as prescription-strength pain medication like codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine, many of which can cause serious side effects, including addiction, drug tolerance, depression, and impaired judgment.
NATURAL INGREDIENTS WE USE:
Chamomile Flower Extract: Calms and reduces inflammation
Lavender Essential Oil: Reduces pain sensitivity
Lemongrass Essential Oil: Reduces inflammation & eases anxiety
Menthol: Reduces pain sensation & counters irritation
Plant-based MSM: Deeply penetrates to reduce inflammation
Vitamin A: Has restorative properties
Vitamin C: Supports cartilage production
Vitamin E: Works as a potent antioxidant
- Try the RICE method—rest, ice, compression, and elevation—on the affected area.
- Use relaxation techniques, such as releasing and relaxing one muscle at a time throughout the body.
- Receive massage therapy focused on releasing trigger points.
- Apply our Ultra Relief Cream at the first sign of pain to ease discomfort.
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