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5 Natural Homeopathic Remedies For Muscle Pain And Aches

Homeopathic Remedies for muscle pain and aches

Applying an ointment or spraying a pain reliever is the general tendency of almost everyone suffering from muscle pain, medically known as myalgia. However, it only provides temporary relief and the real cause of muscle pain is not addressed. Here’s where homeopathy can be of real help. The natural homeopathic remedies for muscle pain not only provide relief, but also strike at the root of the problem and cure muscle pain effectively. They are also completely safe with no side effects.

Homeopathic Medicines For Muscle Pain

The leading homeopathic medicines for managing muscle pain includes Rhus Tox, Bryonia, Arnica, Ruta, Magnesium Phos and Gelsemium.

1. Rhus Tox – Top-Grade Medicine

Rhus Tox is at the top position when it comes to treating muscle pain. This medicine can be used to relieve muscle pain anywhere in the body. The key indication to use it is when muscle pain gets worse at rest but gets better with movement. It is the best medicine to help cases of muscle pain arising from overuse of a muscle, over-straining or over-stretching of muscle, like muscle pain from doing excessive exercise, pain in leg muscles from excessive running, pain in muscles of the arm from carrying heavy weights, neck pain from prolonged working on computers, back pain from heavy weight lifting or a sudden jerky movement and so on. Rhus Tox can be used for pain in any muscle of the body. It is a wonderful medicine for muscular pain, along with stiffness, particularly in the neck which aggravates towards the evening. Secondly, Rhus Tox is a very beneficial for muscle pain and stiffness in the lower back which gets worse on sitting and lying down, but moving about relieves it. It is a leading medicine to help cases of lower back pain due to straining of muscles from heavy weight lifting. This medicine also relieves pain in deltoid muscle (muscle covering shoulder and upper part of outer side of the upper arm) where stitching pain is felt in shoulders while lying down which gets better from movement.

When and How to use Rhus Tox?

This medicine can be used as the first line of treatment in case of muscle pain in any body part. This medicine gives great relief in muscle pain arising from whatsoever reason. Rhus Tox is most frequently used in 30C potency. Initially, it requires frequent repetition and can be taken three to four times a day. Once relief sets in, dose should be reduced. If using in 200C potency, do not take it more than once or twice a day.

2. Bryonia – For Muscle Pain On Movement

Bryonia is a natural medicine sourced from root of plant ‘wild hops’. It is a brilliant medicine for muscle pain treatment. The characteristic symptom to use this medicine is muscle pain which gets worse on movement and better by lying still. It is effective for neck muscle pain and pain in muscles of the lower back. Movement and stooping are not possible. Next Bryonia, is prominently indicated for pain and soreness of abdominal muscles from coughing. Lastly, it offers help for cases of pain in chest muscles.

When and How to use Bryonia?

Bryonia can be given in case of muscle pain during movement, while relief sets in from lying down. It gives excellent results in 30C potency. It can be taken two to three times a day as per the severity of the pain.

3. Arnica – For Sore Painful Muscles From An Injury Or Overexertion

Arnica is the most useful medicine when it comes to treat sore, painful muscles from an injury or overexertion. Muscle injury may occur from a traumatic fall or a blow against something hard. The affected muscle is very tender to touch along with pain. Besides, Arnica is also indicated for muscle pain in case of influenza (a viral infection affecting nose, throat and sometimes lungs).

When and How to use Arnica?

If you have suffered muscle pain from overexertion or an injury, Arnica is the best prescription for you. It is an infallible medicine in such cases bringing relief in pain, along with aiding healing of injured muscle. Take it in 30C potency three to four times a day at a three-hour gap. When pain starts receding, reduce the dose to twice followed by once a day.

4. Ruta – For Muscle Pain Due To Strain (Pulled Muscle)

Ruta is a magnificent medicine to deal with cases of muscle pain from strain, which is overstretching or tearing of the muscle. Muscle pull can occur from using muscle in the wrong way, overuse of muscle, or an accident. Persons needing it feel sore with aching bruised pain in the affected muscle area. This medicine helps in pain relief along with relaxation and healing of the over-stretched muscle.

When and How to use Ruta?

Ruta is most prominently indicated to manage muscle pain arising from overstretching or tearing. 30 C potency of Ruta is the right choice to start with that can be used three to four times a day.

 5. Magnesium Phos – For Muscle Pain From Cramps

Magnesium Phos is the top-listed medicine to relieve muscle cramps – sudden involuntary muscle contraction (tightness). It works well for pain occurring from cramps in any body muscle, especially calves (muscle in the back of lower leg) and feet. In cases needing it, a person complains of cramps from prolonged exertion at night also.

When and How to use Magnesium Phos?

This medicine is the perfect prescription for muscle pain due to cramps. The most frequently recommended potency of this medicine is 6X which comes in tablet form. Magnesium Phos 6X can be used three to four times a day as per intensity of the pain.

 6. Gelsemium – For Muscle Pain Along With Weakness And Heaviness

It is a herbal medicine prepared from root of the plant ‘yellow jasmine’. It is an important medicine to manage muscle pain attended with heaviness and weakness in the affected part. Mostly, it helps with muscle pain in the limbs (arms and legs). The affected muscle area is sore to touch apart from being weak and heavy. It is a highly valuable medicine to manage muscle pain that occurs in influenza cases along with fatigue.

When and How to use Gelsemium?

Use of Gelsemium is suggested when heaviness and weakness in affected area is marked along with muscle pain. Though it works well in both low and high potencies, it is better to begin with low potencies. Gelsemium 30C can be taken twice or thrice a day.

What Are The Causes Behind Muscle Pain?

Muscle pain can be localised in one muscle or a few muscles or generalized, involving muscles all over the body.

Muscle pain can arise from any of the following reasons:

1. Overstretching, overuse / overstraining muscles from excessive physical activity, muscle tension; muscle cramp is the main reason behind muscle pain.

2. Injury or trauma to muscle including strains

3. Certain medical conditions:

a). Fibromyalgia: It is a chronic long-term condition in which there is widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness along with other symptoms including fatigue, irregular sleep patterns, loss of concentration and mood swings.

b). Chronic fatigue Syndrome: In this syndrome, a person suffers from extreme fatigue/exhaustion along with unexplained muscle pain, memory issues, loss of concentration and improper sleep

c). Thyroid issues: Muscle pain can occur in both hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).

d). Certain Infections:  like flu (influenza), COVID – 19, Lyme disease

Flu: it is a contagious viral infection affecting nose, throat and lungs.

COVID – 19: It is a highly contagious viral infection caused by SARS – CoV -2 virus

Lyme disease: It is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia which is spread by ticks.

e). Autoimmune diseases (the diseases in which the body’s defence/immune cells start destroying the body’s healthy tissues out of a mistake). These include dermatomyositis and polymyositis.

Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory disease causing a skin rash and muscle inflammation.

Polymyositis is a muscle disease causing muscle inflammation leading to muscle weakness and pain.

f). Polymyalgia rheumatica: It is a chronic inflammatory condition leading to pain and stiffness in muscles, mainly hips and shoulders.

g). Compartment Syndrome: It arises from pressure build-up in a muscle compartment. It results in obstructed flow of oxygen, blood and nutrients to the muscles, nerves and blood vessels resulting in its damage.

4. Electrolyte imbalance: Low potassium or calcium

5. Certain medicines like statins, bisphosphonates, ACE inhibitors

Which muscles are commonly affected with pain?

The pain can involve any muscle of the body but the main muscles that ache are deltoid muscle (muscle covering shoulder and upper part of outer side of the upper arm), muscles of neck, muscles of lower back, calf muscles (muscles of back of leg) and thigh muscles.

What other signs and symptoms can attend muscle pain?

Muscle pain can be attended with stiffness and weakness of the muscle area involved, and sometimes can be attended with fever. In some cases, rashes can appear on the skin. At times, redness and swelling at the affected area is seen denoting infection.

Tips For Muscle Pain Management

1. Give the affected area proper rest

2. Apply ice pack (for 24 to 72 hrs) to relieve inflammation and pain. After about 3 days, apply heat

3. Massage may be helpful

4. Avoid weight lifting till the time muscle pain is completely gone

5. Take enough sleep and reduce stress

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  1. Respected Dear Doctor,
    My father is 80years old, suffering from thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism) since 30 years. He takes neo mercazole 10mg everyday. Now a days he feels difficulty in walking, not able to lift his legs for movement.
    Kindly suggest me, I am in tears looking at him, unable to help him.
    Your Kindness, I humbly request you to help me

  2. Tapan Kumar Bhattacharya says:

    I am suffering from acute muscle pain of my left leg only during rest time specially at bed time since 35 years ago. Please give me a suggestion. Hi

  3. Eileen Mackay says:

    Hi I’m EileenMackay I am looking for a him apathetic remedy for fibromyalgia.

  4. Whenever i stretch my body or sit by folding legs i feel pain in my right sde of may be vein or muscle somewhere near right testis. I have taken ruta arnica thuja rhustox but not getting complete relief plss out of this.

  5. R Bhattacharjee says:

    While getting up from lying position my wife experienced a sudden pain at the centre of the chest near the diaphram.There was also a cracking sound . Thereafter , the muscle has swelled there causing difficult breathing and lingering pain .Pl suggest remedy .

  6. Narayan Giri says:

    Having muscle pain all over the body when I get up in morning
    What is the problem and what medicines are recommended

  7. R.Vasudevan says:

    I am 65 yrs old and I have pain in the left thigh muscles for the last 6 months.First I thought it is due to winter as muscles contract due to cold and may become alright in summer and left it as it is without doing padmasanas in the morning.Now If lift my right leg and put it over left thigh, The pain is sharp and Icannot hold it for not even one minute.Doctors say it is sciatica of left thighs.
    Pl. ggive me a suggestion how I can overcome this pain?

  8. pk basuray says:

    I have got more or less continuous pain in calf muscle followed by burning sensation in the feet for about 5 years. I get relief once the massage is done in the leg (knee below to feet).

  9. Dhana Raju says:

    Spain stiffness due dis bulges in S1, L4 and L5

  10. Fawad Barry says:

    Hello, I am 48 years and play regular cricket . I had my thigh quad muscl pull 3 weeks back and still not yet recovered. Please advise homeowner medicine for a quick recovery.


  11. Peter Hickey says:

    What would you recommended.
    Have very stiff muscles in my hands and my knees.

  12. Asif Mehmood says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,
    I am having muscular pain in bi-seps, tri-seps, back thigh, front thigh, calf and etc. but not in the body back muscles. And this happens only after I walk even for 5 mins. There is no pain if I keep sitting for hours. Fever is slightly less than 101 degree F. I feel too cold and got to wear quite warm clothes where others are not wearing. This is happening for the last three days. Im also taking heart medicines like statin, asprin, isomono nitrate Could you please suggest any homeo medicine for the similar symptoms. God bless you.


    Dr. Sharma,

    I am a stroke survivor for the past 18 months with right side hemiplegia. My motor functions are intact, but limited in function by stiffness, heaviness, numbness, low coordination, pain in r. shoulder/arm and dryness in palm. My symptoms got very much aggravated with 200C Opium. So, using it in LM potency, I found good results with paralytic walk and dryness of palm, but experienced severe shoulder disability and pain after LM 10 and stopped the treatment. The intensified shoulder discomfort has stayed.

    Are you experienced in healing Paralysis, particularly using Opium LM potency or will you please suggest me one? I would be greatly obliged.

    With regards,

    Sundaresh Shastry

  14. Ashok kumar Kureel says:

    My left leg is stretching and very painful

  15. Hello Dr. Sharma,
    Thank you for your informative articles, they are always very helpful. I would like your advice for a problem my 24 year old son is experiencing: he had the typical neck shoulder syndrome with a specific point on the back between the shoulder blade and spine, on the right side. We tried many remedies including Cimicifuga, Ruta etc, after about two weeks this resolved, but now he has no power in the right arm, cannot lift a bottle of water, no pain. There is a point on the top of the shoulder which hurts when pressed. X-ray, MRT scan etc. have been done, but no one can say what the problem is. He also went to an osteopath but no relief. Could it be a permanent contraction of the arm muscle? Which remedies would you recommend? Please help, as he is finding it difficult to continue with his job as a driver.

  16. Leanne Doherty says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,
    I am suffering very acute muscle pain in my neck especially, & shoulders.I can only describe it as nauseating pain, gets so bad I am physically sick & nauseas, I cannot eat or drink water otherwise I’m sick. Describing it v similar to a migraine in your forehead, but mine is all in my neck! Lasting up between 6/8 hours. I have tried everything, Chiropractor, Physio, magnesium tablets, nettle tea, all of which has not helped my symptoms. I am a hairdresser hence I would say there is a muscle weakness over the years from the way I stand. Do u recognise the name Prostaglandins? as my symptoms are at their worst once I start my Menstrual cycle lasting a day or two. I will be very grateful of your advice. Thanking you.

  17. Omoeegun Joshua Kolawole says:

    Dear Dr., I am 40years old man. I am having severe pains in my right thigh and I have tried several medicines but to no avail. I am a Nigerian in West Africa country, pls where can I buy this Colocynthis medicine here in Nigeria?.

  18. Omoeegun Joshua Kolawole says:

    Dear Dr., I am feeling severe pains in my right thigh and I have tried several medicines but to no avail. I am a Nigerian in West Africa country, pls where can I buy this Colocynthis medicine here in Nigeria?.

  19. Shiv sehgal says:

    Hi, I m shiv sehgal,71 male. I have severe pain in my left knee,
    And it shifts on my whole leg. My knee x-rays are fine. My physiotherapist says that the muscles of my legs are become weak
    And will be fully cured by physiotherepy. But alongwith I want
    Some medicines. Please suggest some good medicines.

  20. Vikas gour says:

    Pain in gladilus
    s bone in chest suddenly. First time

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