Do You Suffer From Tired, Sore or Aching Legs?
Many people who are on their feet all day suffer from sore leg muscles or tired and aching legs. Other people find that they end up with sore legs after strenuous exercise or even something as simple as walking up a hill or running to catch a train or bus. Usually it is the calf muscles that become sore, although ligaments in the feet and ankles can also become painful. Often shop assistants,
There can be many causes of sore legs including vascular disease, varicose veins, and thrombosis. Other causes may be muscle or tissue injury, strains and sprains due to sporting injuries. In cases where the soreness results after unaccustomed activity or after taking up an exercise program, it may be simply the result of an accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles. Note: These are not intended to be a medical diagnosis so if you experience continued muscle soreness you should consult a qualified health practitioner.
How To Relieve Muscle Soreness
If the soreness is caused by exercise you should find that as you persist with your exercise programme, your muscles will not be sore after exercise. This may take a few weeks but usually the exercise improves the circulation to the muscles and so you do not end up producing as much lactic acid. Also, your body becomes better able to deal with the lactic acid which is produced so you should no longer have sore muscles after a workout.
If you are on your feet all day, you may be suffering from minor muscle injury caused by the constant pressure exerted on your legs all day. Often this is not helped by the shoes which can cause unnatural postures and increased muscle strain. A further contributing factor is the pooling of blood that occurs in the legs when you are still. When you are walking, the muscles in the leg help to pump the blood back to the heart. However, when you are standing still for long periods it puts pressure on the blood vessels and capilliaries in the legs which can swell or even suffer minute ruptures that cause swelling of the muscles and surrounding tissue.
Some people suggest using ice to relieve muscle soreness. Ice has traditionally been used to treat swelling and other muscle injuries. However, the direct application of ice can, in some cases, cause deeper tissue damage and exacerbate the problem. While it is true that applying ice to an injury can reduce the pain due to its numbing effect, research has shown that ice can cause swelling and inflammation in deeper tissues with the end result that recovery from the injury is slowed significantly. You would be better off applying a cloth dampened with cold water to numb the pain if you do not have access to anything better.
If the muscle soreness is not caused by an injury, gentle massage can sometimes help to relieve the pain and stiffness. The massage will often work better if a natural muscle relaxant is used. There are many natural muscle relaxers available but one of the best - as determined by clinical observation - is wheat grass.
What To Do For Sore Or Stiff Leg Muscles -
The Safest Treatment
Wheatgrass is without a doubt the safest treatment. It is natural, effective, has no adverse side effects and can be safely applied to the very young, very old, and those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. While you can apply wheatgrass juice directly to the site of the sore muscles, not everybody has wheatgrass sprouting and a wheatgrass juicer on hand. That is where Dr Wheatgrass SuperBalm is a great item to have on hand. It can be conveniently carried in a handbag or placed in a first aid kit.
Wheatgrass works because it penetrates the skin, stops any underlying bleeding and rapidly reduces swelling, often within 24 hours. Wheatgrass is an amazing healing agent, and soft tissue injury is just one of the conditions it works for. Wheatgrass appears to activate Growth Factors. These are small molecules that act as cell messengers to stimulate production by DNA of the numerous proteins required for the healing process. The immune system response, wound healing and stopping bleeding and absorption of blood clot are just a few of the functions vital to the maintenance and repair of damaged tissues mediated by Growth Factors.
Dr Wheatgrass SuperBalm - 150ml
Athletes, travellers, mums, nurses, shop assistants - If you are on your feet for long periods - SuperBalm is THE product to get you through your work, walking, training or event. Simply apply a little SuperBalm to your calf muscles before activity.
Medical research and extensive clinical observation and experience shows that wheatgrass can often assist when nothing else works. Because it is so safe, SuperBalm is always worth trying.
Safe - for all ages, during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Natural - our wheatgrass extract is derived from fresh, vital, organically grown wheatgrass sprouts at their peak of bioactivity
Formulated by the world's leading wheatgrass therapist, Dr. Chris Reynolds, SuperBalm counteracts muscle stiffness and other sports related discomfort. Dr Wheatgrass SuperBalm is the perfect product for all who are physically active.
Indications: Stiff, uncomfortable muscles; superficial and deep soft tissue massage. Skin recovery.
Directions: Massage for a few minutes before and after physical activity to help soothe stiff muscles or whenever required. Ice can damage deeper tissues so it is not recommended when using SuperBalm. In some cases, extended regular application may be required, so please persevere. May be safely applied to raw, chafed or cracked skin.
Here's to your continued good health !