There are several causes of Muscle pain , although in reality the main one has a special relationship with tension, overload or with the muscular injury itself, either by physical exercise or by some type of physically demanding work.
Muscle pain can also be a symptom or sign of diseases that affect the whole body, such as certain infections (such as the flu or the cold), fibromyalgia (a condition that causes muscle sensitivity, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and headaches) and conditions that affect the connective tissues throughout the body (such as lupus).
However, Most muscle pain tends to be related to physical activities excessive or very demanding, being able to begin during the sport practice or just after having finalized said activity.
As we see, in these cases the cause is obviously obvious. As with injuries or traumas, such as sprains or muscle strains. They can also arise from having used too much muscle, especially too often, due to stress or nervous tension.
But when the pain is habitual and appears for no apparent reason (for example, without having carried out any excessive physical activity or without having produced some type of injury or trauma) you should go to the doctor to study other possible causes.
When the pain is caused by banal causes such as injury, trauma or excessive physical activity is possible soothe muscle pain naturally using for it a mustard plaster , which has the ability to act as a natural vasodilator and act against local muscle pain.
The benefits of mustard against muscle pain
Even if you do not believe it, the truth is that the mustard is really an ally for our muscles and joints , so that we can not only use it in the kitchen for the preparation of different dishes, or to add it to our favorite sandwich.
From a nutritional point of view there is no doubt that it becomes a complete food, very rich in proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
But when it comes to their qualities for muscles and joints, It is especially useful to calm cramps in the body , being ideal for for example relieving the typical cramps that appear and arise in the legs. For this purpose it is enough to take a spoonful of yellow mustard.
On the other hand also Helps to relax tired muscles , especially when it also arises with pain. In these cases, if the muscle pain is general and affects the whole body, it is necessary to take a warm bath with two tablespoons of mustard and a tablespoon of salts.
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But if the pain is localized, and affects only one muscle in particular, you can opt for the poultice about which we elaborate on this occasion.
How to prepare the mustard poultice to relieve muscle pain
Ingredients you need:
- 40 gr. of mustard grains
- 1 liter of water
- 1 cloth or cloth bandage
Steps to prepare the mustard poultice:
First put the mustard grains in a mortar and try to grind them all well, until you get a kind of flour. Then put the water in a saucepan and heat. Just when it reaches the boiling point add the mustard flour, and let it boil for 5 to 10 minutes.
After this time turn off the heat, let it cool a bit, wrap the cloth or bandage with the paste and apply on the area where you have pain, leaving to act between 15 to 20 minutes.
Side effects of using the mustard poultice
Keep in mind that mustard can cause irritation or burning of the skin, so it is appropriate to use it for a short time and see if any of these adverse effects occur.
On the other hand, it is not suitable to use it on the mucous membranes or on irritated areas of the skin or on wounds.