Understand Your Muscle Pain

For those of us who lead an active lifestyle, muscle pain can be a common complaint. Shin splits and Tendinitis are common issues that many athletes have to battle against, making it difficult to stay in the game. Unfortunately, our body's natural wear and tear means that we are all vulnerable to muscle pain at one point or another, but the good news is that we can find relief in the comforts of our home using proven pain-relieving methods. So, don't let muscle pain stop you from doing what you love - take charge of your health and start feeling better today!

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What’s going on in there?

Your search for relief from back and muscle-related pain is a common one. Muscle pain is a common complaint among people of all ages, and affects an estimated 75% of Americans at some point in their lives. It can range from minor aches to more severe chronic muscle pain that can have long-term effects. Unfortunately, muscle pain can be very difficult to treat and many people struggle to find relief.

Muscle pain can be a significant issue for many people, but fortunately, there are ways to remedy it. Home treatments such as stretching and muscle massage can help reduce discomfort in just a few days or weeks. If muscle pains persist or become more severe, however, it's important to consult with a physician to discuss possible treatment options.

"With the right knowledge and care, muscle pain doesn't have to be a part of life for the 80% of people who experience it." - Mehmet Oz.


Common symptoms of muscle pain

Muscle pain, also known as myalgia, is a common condition that can affect individuals of any age. It is often the result of muscle fatigue or muscle damage caused by exercise or strain. Common symptoms of muscle pain include:

  • Aching muscles – dull, persistent pain that is often felt throughout your body.
  • Sharp or stabbing pain – sudden, intense pains that can last for a few seconds or minutes.
  • Dull pain – dull and lingering ache that may become worse with activity or movement.
  • Pain that resonates down to your legs – a dull ache in the affected area that radiates downward or outwards from the source of the discomfort.
  • Muscle tightness or stiffness – feeling like your muscles are being pulled tight, usually caused by lack of exercise or tension in your muscles.

What causes muscle pain?

Muscle pain typically occurs due to inflammation and swelling in your muscles. Tissue damage releases histamine-like chemicals that lead to an increase in blood vessel size resulting in swelling of the muscle. This causes pressure buildup in the muscle, leading to muscle pain. Some common reasons for muscle pain include:

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  • Injury or trauma – acute injury, such as a sprain, strain, or fracture can cause dull to severe muscle pain.
  • Repetitive motions – continuous movement of the same muscles in the same way over time can lead to fatigue and soreness.
  • Overuse – using muscles more than they’re able to handle without rest or recovery can result in inflammation, swelling, stiffness and pain.
  • Lack of physical activity – not getting enough exercise can lead to weak and painful muscles that are unable to support your body’s movements properly.
  • Stress or tension – feeling overwhelmed can cause your muscles to tense up.
  • Obesity

The less common type and a mysterious muscle pain is a vexing issue that can last for days or even weeks. While muscle soreness after physical activity is common, muscle pain that lingers for more than 10 days should not be ignored. Whenever muscle pain persists for an extended period, it's best to consult with a doctor to determine the underlying cause and get proper treatment.


Finding relief at home

Finding muscle pain relief at home is possible with a few simple, easy-to-implement remedies. If you’re feeling muscle tension or soreness, the best thing to do is rest and use either heat packs or ice packs to reduce muscle aches and swelling. Over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen can also help alleviate muscle pain temporarily. For long-term relief, it’s important to identify what might have caused the muscle strain in the first place and take steps to avoid it in the future. In my experience, I've found that home remedies are a great way of providing quick relief without resorting to more serious medications.

At home muscle pain relief doesn’t have to be complicated or involve over-the-counter medications. After much research and exploration, the best natural pain relief option for muscle pain is Minagin by Herbal Lodge. This powerful formula uses a time-tested Native American ingredient called balsam popular tree bud that has incredible pain-relieving properties. It offers muscle pain relief within ten minutes and can be used for muscle tension, soreness and tightness due to overexertion. Unlike other natural remedies available on the market, Minagin does not have any negative pharmaceutical side effects and will last longer than other natural remedies to provide you with long-lasting muscle pain relief. Get back to living your life without muscle pain with this natural, safe solution! Try it today and change your life like never before!

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If you're suffering from muscle pain, taking limited rest can be a great way to get relief. Resting allows your body to recover and heal the muscle that's causing you pain, while also giving it some much-needed time to relax. Taking short breaks throughout the day or minimizing physical activities can be beneficial for muscle pain sufferers.

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OTC pain medications

Over-the-counter pain medications, or OTCs, can help provide relief from muscle pain. However, they come with many side effects and should only be used as a last resort. People are now turning to natural pain relief methods with great success. Natural remedies like Minagin - Natural Pain Relief Salve do not contain any of the harsh chemicals or severe side effects that may be present in OTC. Here are some of the popular OTC muscle pain relief products: Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Tylenol and Aspercreme. Minagin for Muscle Pain is indicated for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains when used as directed.

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Ice and heat

When it comes to muscle pain relief, there are two main sources of comfort that you can turn to—ice and heat. Applying ice or heat to your muscle pain is an effective way to soothe the discomfort, depending on the type of muscle injury you have. Ice works best for acute muscle pain, such as a strain or bruise, as it helps reduce inflammation and swelling. Heat tends to be more beneficial for chronic muscle pain, like arthritis and muscle spasms, as it increases circulation in targeted areas.

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Exercise / stretch (Yoga)

Exercise and stretching are essential for relieving muscle pain. Yoga is one of the best tools for stretching out core muscle groups, as it combines breathing with low-impact movements that can help free up tension in the body. Regularly practicing yoga can allow muscles to regain strength and flexibility after an intense workout.

Additionally, it can help improve muscle coordination and posture.

Good posture can help with back and muscle pain management

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been gaining traction as a muscle pain relief option among those looking for natural, non-habit forming treatments. CBD is known to regulate muscle spasms and to reduce inflammation, providing natural muscle relaxation and pain relief. For people wanting to avoid the psychoactive effects of THC, CBD could be the perfect solution—and with no risk of job drug testing issues. At Herbal Lodge, we offer something even more sophisticated than pure CBD: our signature Minagin formula contains neither CBD nor THC but has been found to be even more effective at relieving muscle pain than traditional products containing either cannabinoid alone. Our customers tell us it’s a miracle product!

Native American Herbal Remedies for Pain

For centuries, the Indigenous people of the Great Lakes area have used herbs and natural remedies to combat pain.

In addition to herbs like red willow bark, there are many other herbs which have been traditionally used by Indigenous people to treat pain. These herbs include herbs like black cohosh, turmeric, willow bark, and ginger root. All of these herbs have been used for centuries to reduce inflammation and provide analgesic relief.

Populus balsamifera, also known as Balm of Gilead, is a type of poplar tree found in North America.  Its anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent choice for those suffering from muscle soreness or other types of discomfort caused by physical activity or injury. In addition to its analgesic properties, Populus balsamifera can also help reduce swelling, improve blood flow circulation, and promote healing.  Herbal Lodge uses this rare ingredient in their Minagin Natural Pain Relief Salve.

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