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How can I reduce muscle pain at home?

REDUCE MUSCLE PAIN

Muscle ache and pain are common and can involve more than one muscle. Muscle pain also can involve ligaments, tendons and fascia. Fascias are the soft tissues that connect muscles, bones and organs. Muscle pain is most often related to tension, overuse or muscle injury from exercise or hard physical work.  The pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is often obvious which activity is causing the pain.

Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body. For example, some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the body (such as lupus) can cause muscle pain.

One common cause of muscle aches and pain is fibromyalgia, a condition that causes tenderness in your muscles and surrounding soft tissue, sleep difficulties, fatigue, and headaches.

The most common causes of muscle aches and pains are:

  • Injury or trauma, including sprains and strains
  • Overuse including using a muscle too much, too soon before warming up, or too often
  • Tension or stress

Muscle pain may also be due to:

  • Certain drugs, including ACE inhibitors for lowering blood pressure, cocaine, and statins for lowering cholesterol
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Electrolyte imbalance, such as too little potassium or calcium
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Infections, including the flu, Lyme disease, malaria, muscle abscess, polio, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, trichinosis (roundworm)
  • Lupus
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Rhabdomyolysis

 

Introduction

Muscle pain is soreness and achiness in the muscles that can range from mild to severe. People of all ages and genders can have sore muscles. When someone initiates a new physical activity or switches up exercise routine, they may experience delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Muscle aches may come on six to 12 hours after a workout and last up to 48 hours. This pain occurs as the muscles heal and get stronger. 

Soma 350mg (Carisoprodol) is an effective medicine for muscle relaxation, which relieves the muscles and blocks the pain sensation between the nerves and brain. Soma is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.

Muscle spasticity, on the other hand, is a continuous muscle spasm that causes stiffness, rigidity, or tightness that can interfere with normal walking, talking, or movement. Muscle spasticity is caused by injury to parts of the brain or spinal cord involved with movement. Conditions that can cause muscle spasticity include multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Soma is categorized as Antispasmodic medication. Antispasmodics are used to treat muscle spasms, and antiseptics are used to treat muscle spasticity. Some antispasmodics, such as tizanidine, can be used to treat muscle spasticity. While antispasmodics can be used to treat muscle spasms, they have not been shown to work better than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen. In addition, they have more side effects than NSAIDs or acetaminophen.

Soma belongs to the drug class skeletal muscle relaxants. During pregnancy risk of harm could be high.  Soma is classified as a Schedule 4 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).

Therefore, Soma should only be used for short periods (up to two or three weeks) because it has less effectiveness in the long term. Soma is used for rest and physical therapy to help relieve muscle spasms. They are thought to work by causing a sedative effect or by preventing the nerves from sending pain signals to the brain.

 

Precaution to intake Muscle relaxer Soma (carisoprodol)

Soma (carisoprodol) is categorized as Antispasmodic medication which is categorized under Skeletal Muscle Relaxants. It is classified as a Schedule 4 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). Therefore, the medicine is not recommended for children below 17 years and pregnant women as the new born baby may be addicted or physically dependent to this medicine.

Furthermore, the opioid nature of Soma (carisoprodol) tablets can impair the patient’s reaction time, therefore it is recommended to take a deep rest after intaking the medicine and avoid driving or go out immediately after taking the medicine. After intaking the medicine, avoid consuming alcohol as it can increase the patient’s drowsiness and dizziness caused by Soma dosage.

Soma (carisoprodol) may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Thus before taking this medicine a patient should inform the doctor in case of following medical history.

  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Seizure

Moreover, there is a possibility of withdrawal symptoms if the patient prolonged use of this medicine. The patient could become addicted to this medicine. Physical dependence or addiction occurs when the body becomes accustomed to a certain drug and then requires the drug in order to function normally. Once physical dependence occurs, the individual will experience a withdrawal syndrome whenever lessening or stopping use of the substance.

Following symptoms can occur in the case of (Soma) Carisoprodol withdrawal.

  • Insomnia
  • Vomiting
  • Tremors
  • Muscle twitching
  • Anxiety
  • Ataxia (loss of control over body movements)
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions

 

Home remedies for muscle pain

For muscle pain from overuse or injury, rest the affected body part and take acetaminophen or ibuprofen. It is recommended to apply ice for the first 24 to 72 hours after injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing.

Below steps may help lower the risk for getting muscle aches.

  • Stretch before and after exercising.
  • Warm up before exercising and cool down afterward.
  • Drink lots of fluids before, during, and after exercise.
  • If you work in the same position most of the day (such as sitting at a computer), stretch at least every hour.

Moreover, in case of followings or serious concerns, it is recommended to take consultation from a medical professional.

  • When the muscle pain lasts more than 3 days.
  • In case patients are having severe, unexplained pain.
  • When the patient has any sign of infection, such as swelling or redness around the tender muscle.
  • When a patient has poor circulation in the area where having muscles aches (for example, in legs).
  • In case patients are having a tick bite or a rash.
  • When muscle pain is linked with starting or changing doses of a medicine, such as a statin.

 

Conclusion

Muscle pain is soreness and achiness in the muscles that can range from mild to severe. People of all ages and genders can have sore muscles. When someone initiates a new physical activity or switches up exercise routine, they may experience delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Soma (Carisoprodol) is an effective medicine for muscle relaxation, which relieves the muscles and blocks the pain sensation between the nerves and brain. Soma is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury. Muscle aches may come on six to 12 hours after a workout and last up to 48 hours. This pain occurs as the muscles heal and get stronger. Muscle spasticity, on the other hand, is a continuous muscle spasm that causes stiffness, rigidity, or tightness that can interfere with normal walking, talking, or movement. Muscle spasticity is caused by injury to parts of the brain or spinal cord involved with movement. Conditions that can cause muscle spasticity include multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Rest the affected area and discontinue the activity that caused the injury. Ice: Use an ice pack or bag of frozen peas to help relieve pain and reduce swelling. Apply ice to the area for 15–20 minutes three times a day. Compression: Use a compression bandage to help reduce swelling. 

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