Stress, muscle spasm, poor sleeping, sitting or standing positions, osteoarthritis and some diseases or injuries are the main causes of body, frozen shoulders and neck stiffness. The cervical spine muscle problem or muscle tension is the root cause of the shoulder and neck pain or stiffness, because of physical or mental stress decreases the blood supply to our body muscles which lead to muscle pain. So first of all before starting any exercise, tip or remedy eliminates any kind of stress to treat stiffness. Also avoid using saturated fat and spicy foods in your daily meal plans that may increase the muscle stiffness. Here we have some helpful tips and home remedies to get rid of this problem naturally.
Best Tips to Ease Muscles Stiffness
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Guava Juice with Lemon Drops
Mix 10-15 drops fresh lemon in half glass of Guava juice and drink it 2-3 times during the day.
Turmeric, Egg Yolks and Olive Oil
Make a paste with Turmeric, 2 egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of Olive oil. Heat up the paste in a pan for a few seconds then applies this paste on the affected muscle area and wrap it with a cotton cloth piece overnight. Next morning you will feel relaxed.
Best Oil Massage
Body massage for 15-20 minutes with natural lubricants like almond oil, olive oil and mustard oil may help to sleep better and to relax the body and neck muscles.
Chamomile tea helps relieve muscle stiffness and sleeplessness. It helps calm the body muscles and pains.
Drinking ginger tea is also one of the best and easy way to ease the tighten body muscles.
Apples, Grapefruit, Pineapple, Black Grapes, Papaya and Orange Juice.Vitamin C in all these fruits is the best to reduce muscle stiffness and mental stress. Eating an apple with skin is also better to reduce the body pain.
Potatoes, broccoli, pumpkin, red bell peppers, spinach and sweet potatoes are the best vegetables to ease the body muscle stiffness.
Use of Salmon, tuna, fish oil, walnuts, almonds, soybean seeds and flax seeds is also best to reduce the body muscles stiffness and inflammation.
Warm bath by adding salt in your bathtub is also beneficial to ease the pain and stiffness quickly. Use a hot water bag on the stiff area until the stiffness lessens.
Best Sleeping Position
Make your bed soft with firm pillows and mattress while sleeping. It may reduce muscle stiffness.
A Short Break
Take a short break while sitting for a long time. It will decrease neck and shoulder muscle stiffness and increase the flexibility of muscles.