For most of us, shark week comes with a host of period afflictions like abdominal cramps, fatigue, mood swings, and bloating. However, for many of us, the period-induced miseries don’t end here. Sometimes, the pelvic pain slithers down the body and culminates into full-fledged leg pain during that time of the month. However, much like the other symptoms of PMS, there are ways to combat leg pain during periods as well. So here’s everything you need to know:
Why Do You Experience Leg Pain During Periods?
Leg pain during periods is usually due to the inflammation caused by hormone-like substances called prostaglandins which are secreted to trigger uterine contractions. It could also be a result of the pelvic pain radiating down toward the thighs. Sometimes, leg cramps can also be due to dehydration during periods. However, intense pain in the legs during periods especially if it is accompanied by heavy bleeding could be due to an underlying health condition like endometriosis or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In this case, you must consult with a doc and get timely treatment for it.
Home Remedies For Leg Pain During Periods
These home remedies for leg pain during periods will surely make your shark week easier and relieve pain like no other. Here, try them:
Applying a hot compress on your legs can reduce leg pain during periods drastically. It helps lower inflammation, relaxes the leg muscles, and gives you some much-needed relief from pain. Remember to apply it for 20 minutes and give a break of five-ten minutes before applying it again. You can also use mess-free pain relief patches instead of a bulky hot water bottle.
From stress to pain, massage is hands down, the best natural therapy for it all. It boosts blood circulation and reduces inflammation to relieve pain in the legs during periods. You can use a relaxing essential oil like lavender oil for best results.
When it comes to boosting blood circulation and reducing inflammation, nothing works better than mild exercise. You can practice some easy leg stretches at home or go for a slow 30-minute walk to relieve leg pain during periods.
Both ginger and turmeric have strong anti-inflammatory properties. You can boil a pinch of these powerful kitchen ingredients in water for 10-15 minutes and sip on the pain-relieving concoction to cash in on their combined effect on leg or pelvic pain during periods.
Increase Your Water Intake
Hormonal fluctuations during periods and the natural tendency to sip on hot liquids during shark week can cause dehydration in the body. This in turn can lead to leg cramps or aggravate leg pain during periods. So up your water intake and sip on a lot of healthy liquids like coconut water to stay hydrated.
Sirona Recommends Best Products To Reduce Leg Pain During Periods
Sirona Feminine Pain Relief Patch
Sirona’s Feminine Pain Relief Patch is made with natural pain-relieving ingredients like menthol and eucalyptus oil. This sleek patch can be stuck on the legs or thighs for some much-needed pain relief. It is easy to carry and stays effective for 8-10 hours.
Sirona Pain-Relief Heat Patch
Sirona’s Pain-Relief Heat Patch is also made with 100% natural ingredients. Consider it as your portable, hassle-free source of heat therapy that can be stuck on the legs for eight hours of relief from pain–without any side effects.
Sirona Feminine Cramp Relief Roll On
The Sirona Cramp Relief Roll On can be used on your lower back, abdomen, and legs. Packed with all-natural ingredients like lavender oil, clove oil, cinnamon, and eucalyptus, it helps relieve period pain–even on the go. Its calming aroma helps relax your muscles and the smooth roll-on application makes it super handy and convenient to use.
Electric Hot Water Bag
Sirona’s Hot Water Bag is a mess-free way to cash in on the goodness of heat therapy. It comes with automatic temperature control and a quick-charging feature and eliminates the need for heating water and filling it up into the hot water bottle every few hours. All you’ve got to do is to charge it once for 7-12 minutes and tada! You’re sorted for the next two hours. It helps relax your muscles, lowers inflammation, and relieves period pain.
We’re sure that with these products and these home remedies for leg pain during periods, you’ll be able to sail through a turbulent shark week more easily. Have a happy, healthy period!
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