Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons


16. Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons

Menopause can leave you feeling like you've been beaten on. Muscles respond to hormonal changes by feeling sore and cranky. Sleep loss can make you ache. (Non-restorative sleep is a hallmark of fibromyalgia. See page XXX for help sleeping.) Lack of calcium (and other minerals) can make your bones ache. Whether you are dealing with these challenges, or the greater problem of fibromyalgia, why not give Wise Woman Ways a try? The remedies listed here have been remarkably successful in helping many women.  Susun Weed

Joint pain is basically an unexplained soreness in muscles and joints, which are unrelated to trauma or exercise, but may be related to immune system effects mostly caused by fluctuating hormone levels. It is not wise to ignore these aches and pains. Early treatment can often bring about a cure and prevent further development of arthritis. Getting plenty of rest, using herbal aids, eating nutritious foods, preferably organic food, fruits and vegetables-and avoiding known toxins and stimulants, are healthy strategies for fighting joint pains.