Myalgia: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Meat, chicken and fish
  • Dairy (not soya milk)
  • White bread
  • Yoghurt
  • Fruit: bananas, pears, cherries, melon, coconut
  • Vegetables: cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peas, spinach, carrots
  • White chocolate
  • White rice
  • Rice Krispies/Ricicles.
  • White pepper
  • Vegetable oil (not sesame oil)
  • Sugar
  • Clear apple juice
Foods to be avoided
  • Tea, coffee, chocolate, cocoa
  • Nuts, including peanut butter and marzipan (almond paste)
  • Wheat germ (bran cereals, wholemeal bread)
  • Fruit berries (blueberries, blackberries, etc.)
  • Beans: baked beans, kidney beans, black beans and green beans
  • Fruit juice of medium to high-oxalate fruits such as cranberry and orange
  • Vegetables: rhubarb, beetroot, celery,  potatoes, leeks, green peppers, parsnips
  • Herbs and seeds: parsley, sesame/poppy seeds, black pepper
  • Peel of citrus fruits (marmalade, candied peel, fruit cake)
  • "Nightshade" vegetables – bell peppers, eggplant, potatoes, and tomatoes

Yoga and Exercise

Regular exercise can help restore proper muscle tone. Walking, cycling, and swimming are good aerobic activities to try. A physical therapist can teach you stretching, toning, and aerobic exercises to feel better and stay pain-free. Begin slowly and increase workouts gradually. Avoid high-impact aerobic activities and weight lifting when injured or while in pain.

Some yoga asanas which reduce pain

Music and Meditation

Mediation is a good relaxation technique which can be followed. Try acupuncture or massage for proper treatment.

Home Remedies

  • Use warm compresses to help ease discomfort in a specific area.
  • Try hot and cold packs on the muscle affected.
  • Take warm baths to soothe all-over muscle pain.
  • Try bed rest for a few days to let your muscles relax and recover.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and make sure you are eating enough fiber.

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