Aches & Pains


Alternative Names  
Muscle pain; Myalgia; Pain - muscles, arthritis, fibromyalgia, spasm, strain, joint pain, cramps

Definition   
Muscle aches and pains are common and can involve more than one muscle. Muscle pain also can involve ligaments, tendons, and fascia, the soft tissues that connect muscles, bones, and organs.

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Watch a funny movie or read humorous magazines or books. Laugh out loud. Laughing causes the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain relievers.

Relaxation relieves pain or keeps it from getting worse by reducing tension in the muscles. Try a quick and easy relaxation method  in which you  breathe in and tense your muscles for a few seconds.  Breathe out and picture the painful area(s) relaxing and like butter melting in a hot pan.

If able, develop a stretching and walking or swimming routine.  This help strengthen the immune system as well as relieves tension and stress.

Performing any of the above mentioned tasks requires a biochemical function provided by enzymes in your body.They are the driving force behind every biochemical process in the body, including the release of endorphins, the brain sending messages to parts of the body to relax.    

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