Minard's Liniment

Easy on Your Joints

The dull pain of sore, aching muscles from standing too long or over-exertion can be debilitating. Let MINARD'S Liniment bring comfort. Then take steps to reduce the stress that's causing those aching joints or stiff muscles. Pain and stiffness can result when joints or muscles are kept in the same position for a long time. So move or change positions often when sitting at a desk, lying in bed, or stooping to collect raked-up leaves.

Check frequently for areas of tightness. Stretch your jaw, neck, shoulders, arms, hips, legs, and ankles, or any area that feels especially tight. Shrug or rotate your shoulders in big circles to reduce the tension that collects there. Learn relaxation techniques. Maintain a healthy weight. Extra pounds put stress on weight-bearing hips, knees, back and feet, which can lead to further joint pain and damage.

Normal aging can leave you feeling stiff and achy in the morning, but this typically disappears with stretching or a hot shower. If pain, stiffness or swelling persists in or around a joint for more than two weeks, see your doctor. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, and each requires a different treatment. Pain should not be simply accepted, since chronic pain and inflammation can lead to loss of function. A good physical and talk with your practitioner will help get you the relief you need.