Pains anywhere in the leg can range from a dull ache to an intense or severe stabbing sensation. The majority of leg pain occurs as a result of overuse or minor injuries. This distress often disappears within a short time and can be treated with some simple home remedies. However, a serious medical condition may be causing the pain. Minor leg pain recovers naturally with rest as compared to that of the severe ones which could require frequent medical treatment coupled with a few natural remedies to speed up the healing process. Now, let's see some best ten(10) home remedies that will be useful to us when experiencing leg pains.
1. Exercising the leg
Sitting in one place a couple of times at the workplace can call for leg pains. If you want to boost blood circulation and reduce cramping and get pain relief then try doing some low-impact exercises. It’s among the best natural home remedies for leg joint pain. Calf and hamstring stretches of the legs are the best and when you do low impact strength training routine, it helps your bones and joints by increasing bone density.
2. Warm bath
Take a warm bath, and then gently stretch your muscles with your hands. If you have pain in the lower part of your leg, try straightening your toes when sitting or standing and also if you are noticing some pains in the upper part of your leg, try to bend over and touch your toes. You can do this while sitting on the ground or standing up. Hold each position for about five(5) to ten (10) seconds.
3. Try Yoga Pose
Yoga makes use of therapeutic exercises which get rid of blockages in the body and make the energy channels more open or receptive. Besides that, it is fabulous healing your legs as the exercises are restorative, detox the body and then speed up the healing processes. It is best recommended to do a yoga pose alongside a yoga instructor or videos.
4. Apply Ice
Apply ice block on the affected place of your leg at least four times per day. You can leave the ice on for as long as 15 minutes at a time. You can do this even more frequently in the first few days after the pain appears for instant relief.
5. Get enough Magnesium And Potassium
If you experience leg cramps regularly, you can try adding more magnesium and potassium to your daily diet. Some foods you can add to your diets are bananas, grains, fish, yogurt, dates, raisins, plums, tomato juice, and baked sweet potatoes among many others. Insufficient in these two nutrients can lead to leg pain. Nuts and seeds are excellent sources of magnesium. Magnesium is good in treating muscle pains in pregnant women. It is advisable to see your doctor before taking any magnesium and potassium supplements if you are pregnant.
6. Stay hydrated
Dehydration is known to be the common cause of leg pain and muscle cramps. You can treat this by drinking enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated. Drinking mineral water is an even better option as it contains a lot of beneficial electrolytes. Stay away from caffeine and alcohol because those contribute heavenly to electrolyte imbalances and dehydration.
7. Regular Exercising Of Toes
Regular or constant stretching and strengthening your toes will help you avoid cramps. The underlisted toes exercises are recommended for you.
• Toe raises: Raise your heel above the ground so that only your toes and the ball of your foot are touching the floor. Hold for 5 seconds, lower, and repeat the process.
• Marble pickup: Place some marbles on the floor, then try picking them up and put them in a bowl or different place by using only your toes.
• Sand walking: Walking barefoot in the sand is natural and the best way of massaging and strengthen the muscles in your feet and toes.
• Flex: Flex your foot so your big toe looks like it is pointing in one direction. Hold for some seconds and repeat till you get a result.
• Toe and towel curl: Bend all of your toes as if you are trying to push them under your foot. You can also put a towel on the ground and use only your toes to grab it.
8. Change your shoes
This might not sound good right? By the kind of shoe, you wear can cause toe cramps. This is why Dancers, runners, and other athletes may experience toe cramps from wearing the wrong type of shoe for their foot shape. For example, spending the whole day in high heels as in the case of the ladies can contribute to your risk of getting toe cramps. High-heeled shoes can crush toes and exert pressure on the ball of your foot.
9. Drink Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has analgesic properties ( the ability to reduce pains) which help assuage inflammation and pain in the legs. Drinking a tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach early in the morning is helpful you can even add honey to make it tasty if you can not drink it likewise you can choose to bathe in it by mixing the solution in your bathing water. Make sure you go for raw organic apple cider vinegar. It’s one of the top home remedies for leg nerve pain.
10. Take Epsom Salt Baths
Epsom salt baths are good for relieving some of the inflammation and leg pain you experience. These types of salts are rich in magnesium which is an essential nutrient required to resolve pain. Follow these processes to prepare your solution. Get half a cup of Epsom salt and add that to tepid water in a bucket. Soak the swollen areas in that for some minutes and you will feel it.
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