9. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is another effective home remedy that can help relieve pain in your arm.
It has alkalizing and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling and pain. Additionally, it provides powerful mineral properties to the body that may help treat sore muscles and other muscle conditions.
- Add 2 cups of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a bathtub of warm water. Soak your body, especially the painful arm, in this water for 20 to 30 minutes. Enjoy this relaxing bath once daily for a few days.
- Also, drink a glass of warm water mixed with 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and a little honey twice daily for 1 week to promote quick recovery.
10. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper is another good remedy for any kind of pain, including arm pain.
The compound capsaicin in it has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain as well as swelling and inflammation.
- Mix together ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder and 1 tablespoon of lukewarm olive oil. Apply it on the affected area and massage gently for 20 or 30 seconds. Rinse it off after 10 minutes. Use this remedy twice daily until the pain is gone.
- Alternatively, you can use over-the-counter creams containing capsaicin to massage the affected area.
Caution: Never apply cayenne pepper on broken or irritated skin.
- For pain due to inflammation, take anti-inflammatory medications like corticosteroids to help reduce the pain.
- Make sure you are getting enough minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, in your diet.
- For mild pain and swelling, over-the-counter pain medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and acetaminophen can help treat your discomfort.
- Opt for physical therapy, particularly when you have a limited range of motion.
- Stretch regularly, particularly before exercise, to reduce the risk of pain in the arms.
- Make sure you have the correct form for the exercises you’re performing to prevent injury.
- Wear protective equipment while playing sports.
- Be careful when lifting heavy objects.
- Always make sure that the equipment you are using to exercise or do sports with is correct for your ability level and size.
- Eat fruits like cherries and blueberries to help soothe sore muscles.
- Follow a protein-rich diet so that your muscles can rebuild sufficiently after training or competing.
- Due to pain, the arm, hand and fingers can swell a lot. Be sure to take off rings, bracelets, watches and all other jewelry.
- If you are having arm pain due to muscle cramps, be sure to drink enough water. At times, dehydration can cause muscle cramps that can be felt in your arms.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol when suffering from any kind of pain.
- Control stress, as too much stress can weaken your body’s defenses and make it harder for your body to repair itself.
- When exercising, use the proper positions and movements to avoid straining muscles, joints, or tendons.
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