Nov 1st, 2011 by Kathryn Merrow
Muscle pain in your legs can be caused by too much or too little. I’ll tell you about that and then I will give you three ways to get rid of the pain in your muscles and joints.
Joint pain, too? Yes. Often we think it’s the joint when it’s actually muscle pain. So these three ways will help your joints feel better, also.
If you don’t move enough–too little–your leg muscles will start to get weak and unhappy. They won’t be able to support and move you.
If you move too much there is a good chance that you are only using some of your muscles too much. If you do the same movements over and over without making sure that all of the muscles in your legs are being strengthened, that makes your leg muscles ‘out of balance’ and they start causing pain.
1. Start using ALL of the muscles of your legs. The easiest way I know to do this is to walk. (Click here ->> to get my free walking report.) The next easiest way is to exercise in water. Water acts as resistance and helps strengthen your leg muscles. Do scissors kicks and regular kicks and even just bob. Whatever you can do will help strengthen your legs and that is what will help get rid of your muscle pain.
2. Have a massage. A skilled massage therapist can relax the muscles from your feet to your lower back. He or she can knead the muscles that are ‘too tight’ to help them relax and help tone the muscles that are a bit too weak. You may be surprised to discover that your gluteal muscles–your buttocks–have a lot of tender places. Those tender areas can cause aches and pains in your legs.
3. Be sure you are eating a healthy, balanced diet. Your muscles need lots of nutrients–minerals, specifically–to function their best. Calcium, magnesium and potassium are three minerals that help muscles feel better. Taking a good multi-vitamin-mineral supplement can help you get rid of the joint and muscle pain in your legs.