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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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Comments

  1. Melanie Martin says:

    My partner age 64 has burning pain in left hip, and sometimes right hip too. The pain is worse for pressure, worse for lying on that side. It is better for motion ie walking but gets worse if he walks too far. It is also better in the morning and better for being occupied ie focused on work. His hamstrings are also very tight from working physically all his life, as a builder. His hips are probably wearing out. We have used Rhus tox repeatedly, also Causticum, Sulphur, Calc phos, and Calc fluor at the moment but there seems to be a block as nothing shifts the burning pain in left hip. It wakes him early hours of the morning and he can’t get comfortable after that. He also suffers from restless legs in the evening and in bed.

  2. Kumud kishor says:

    Miscle and theih pain.

  3. Bimal Dugar says:

    I have extreme pain in neck and left shoulder even can not slip in left ward, physio therapist diagnosed cervical spondylosis and given treatment by ultrasound, ift, traction and exercise but even in a month a little improvement. I am taking vitamin pills but not pain killer, my vitamins D and B level are at lowest

  4. I have neck muscles pain on right side with light head ache sometimes and backside of right shoulder also.

  5. Dr Sharma, what would you recommend for left chest muscle tightness for a female? She has had radiation there, post mastectomy and implant. Thanks

    • Hello.. I ve been having this muscles pain in the area between my shoulders for the last 10 years, and it s only getting worst and worst, I tried medication, physical therapy.. they ll work for short period and once stopped the pain is back again. Can you please recommend me any kind of homeopathy that can help me with this problem?

  6. Shashank gupta says:

    Hello dr I got severe pain in both calf muscle and legs and sometimes in back also plz suggest some good medicine Thxs

  7. Janardhan rao says:

    Hello Dr. I am janardhan and 50year old. I had a paralysis attack to left side of the body. I am unable to lift my left hand full st upwards. If I doni will get a pain in shoulder. There is no full sensation in my left part of body. Pls suggest me medicines.

  8. Rakesh Bhatnagar says:

    Dr…my wife.. 60yrs.feeling pain throughout her body …neck, shoulders, all body…hips legs Down to toes….for the last one week….n weakness…pl suggest….

  9. Hello,
    At the beginning of March my husband and I were walking, slipped on ice and fell. He landedon top of my right shoulder.
    No bone was broken, but there is persistent tightnessin the Pec Minor muscle, Anterior deltoid.
    I have used Arncia creme and pellets.
    Is there anything further you might suggest? I am unable to chope vegetables, paint, garden for longer than 10 minutes without pain, increased tension. I have been applying heat, massage as well.
    The musclesj ust feel hard….

    Thank you for any suggestions.
    Jane

    • Arshad Kamal says:

      Hello doctor, im from KP, Pakistan, and really admire your deep understanding of homeopathy. Plz guide me regarding the method of online consultation with your good self. Regards

  10. Mohammad Zane Alam says:

    Thanks.Very essential prescribed for homeopathic physicians

  11. Dr, you really great. Because you have mentioned here alot of medicine for different purposes. Be happy always.

  12. Sudhir Kumar yadav says:

    Respected sir ,I have a pain in shoulder and muscle stiff nes in total back kindly suggest a best medicine.

  13. Good morning
    I have the most chronic neck and shoulder and back pain, i have tried physio, chiropractics without success the pain is so server that it affects my hands and i also have constant headaches all the time, in most times am not able to lift my hand up for more than 20/30 seconds without feeling weak and painful.

    your help will be highly appreciated
    kind regards

  14. pain in back side of left leg of my mother, pain increases while roaming here and there, her age is 60, kindly give your phone number and e mail id so that i can contact you

    • Jeanne AlJabi says:

      Dear Dr. Sharma

      I have many allergies to drugs so have used Homeopathy for years for different ailments. I am 88 years old, in good health except for minor ailments. I often have severe muscle cramps in calves, ankle, feet and thighs at night. I have used a combination from Luyties for years with good results but can no longer find it. It is called Muscle Aches and Cramps. Can you tell me a substitute for this remedy? Along with homeopathic Magnesium Phosphate it relieves my cramps in minutes. I have the cramps multiple times during the night at times. Thank you.

  15. MURTHUJA PATTAN says:

    A diabetic facing right side shoulder pain and muscle stiffness since 2 months. Remedy please.

  16. I’ve pain in my arms and legs, feels better with warmth and pressure and stretching, kindly suggest some homeopathic medicines with potency,
    Thanks

  17. Mrs Gillian Boardman says:

    Hi I sent you two of the same question about a homeopathic remedy for muscle tightness and sore muscle our son recovering from Guillian Barre would be very grateful for a reply as soon as you have the time.Thank kind Regards

  18. Poonam Kalra says:

    Hi Dr I am 60 years old women and have a bulging disc l5SI and some edema in SI joint. Have had burning pain in middle lower back and upper hips. More On left than right hip. Have trouble standing/walking for more than 5 mins
    Can you advise a remedy for me
    Thanks
    Poonam
    Pkalra22@gmail.com

  19. Gillian Boardman says:

    Hi our son is recovering five years and six months from Guillian Barre he is on a very healthy diet execises every day physio three days a week gets a lot of muscle tightness mostly in his left leg and muscle tear which holds him back from walking he has just changed to a vegatarian diet which has help his condition greatly. He feels a lot better doing stretching execises his back and neck sometimes aches as he has been on two crutches all theses years. His balance is improving not fully there yet. Dose nt take any drugs just lots of vitamins B12 magnesium St. John’s wort and others. Is there anything he could try to help him improve his condition.

  20. Gillian Boardman says:

    Hi our son is recovering five years and six months from Guillian Barre he is on a very healthy diet execises every day physio three days a week gets a lot of muscle tightness mostly in his left leg and muscle tear which holds him back from walking he has just changed to a vegatarian diet which has help his condition greatly. He feels a lot better doing stretching execises his back and neck sometimes aches as he has been on two crutches all theses years. His balance is improving not fully there yet. Dose nt take any drugs just lots of vitamins B12 magnesium St. John’s wort and others. Is there anything he could try to help him improve his condition.Hope there is something that could help him move forward to progress to one crutch.

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