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Natural Remedies For Leg Pain

Most leg pain results from wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints or bones or in muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues.

Some types of leg pain can be traced to problems in your lower spine. Leg pain can also be caused by blood clots, varicose veins or poor circulation.

Managing pain usually involves a combination of multiple techniques, including prescribed medications, massage, and home remedies.

A Warm Compress or Warm Bath
According to Barbara Rodgers, a nutrition consultant who also has MS, too much heat can exacerbate symptoms. A hot bath or hot compress may make matters worse. However, warm compresses can provide comfort and relief.

A massage can serve several purposes, stimulating blood flow in the body and gently relieving muscle pain and tension while promoting relaxation and a sense of well-being.
Massage the affected area with ginger oil 2 or 3 times a day until the pain subsides. For people with MS, this relaxation is important and often difficult to come by.

Home Remedies

Drink ginger tea 2 or 3 times daily. To make this tea, simmer fresh ginger slices in a cup of water for 5 to 10 minutes. Add some lemon juice and raw honey for taste.

If opting to take a supplement, consult your doctor first.

Note: Avoid excess ginger intake as it can thin the blood.

Lemon is a rich source of antioxidants that can help ease the pain. It helps maintain the pH level of your body, which in turn prevents pain and inflammation.

Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and castor oil. Use it to massage the affected area 2 or 3 times a day.

Also, add the juice of 1 lemon and a little raw honey to a cup of warm water. Drink it twice daily.

Vitamin D
People with low vitamin D levels present many nonspecific symptoms like leg pain, backache, body aches, and thigh pain.

In addition, this vitamin helps regulate two minerals– calcium and phosphorus, which are essential for nerve and muscle functioning.

To fight leg pain, expose your body to early morning sunlight for 10 to 15 minutes daily. Sunlight helps your body produce vitamin D.

Potassium deficiency can also contribute to leg pain. Potassium is an important nutrient required for muscle and nerve functioning. It also prevents dehydration.

Eat foods rich in potassium to help fight leg pain. Such foods include baked potatoes and sweet potatoes with the skin, bananas, plums, raisins, prune juice, and tomato juice.
You can also take a supplement, after consulting your doctor.

Additional Tips
  • Drink 2 to 3 cups of green tea daily.
  • Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control.
  • Avoid drinking or drink only in moderation.
  • Avoid smoking as well as secondhand smoke.
  • Do gentle stretching exercises for 10 minutes daily.