Though many people associate aches and pains with getting older, soreness can occur at any age. No one is immune to the discomfort that comes with living and growing.
Different Aches At Different Ages
Children (aged 9 to 14). Kids are often afflicted with “growing pains.” This is a general term for musculoskeletal discomfort that is seen only in early adolescence. Two common conditions include:
- Apophysitis – This is an inflammation of the growth cartilage that attaches muscles and tendons to the bones. It can develop from repetitive usage, but is common with general growth. It can be accompanied by swelling and tenderness.
- Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) – This type of severe leg soreness can occur within hours of an athletic event. Symptoms include cramping and stiffness in the thighs and claves. It is related to the natural lengthening of the legs.
Teens. Sports-related injuries are the most common reason for pain in teenagers. Common injuries to look out for include:
- Ankle sprains
- Knee inflammation
- ACL tears
- Little Leaguer’s Elbow
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
Middle age. There are many things that can cause soreness and discomfort as you hit middle age. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments get tighter, and the body is less flexible overall. Weight shifts to the front of the body, and carrying it in the belly puts pressure on the back. Changes in the immune system make it harder to heal quickly.
Elderly. Bones become less flexible and more brittle. Inflammation becomes more common in the joints. Stiffness in the back and neck occurs more often. Common causes of aches in the elderly include:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Bone spurs
- Frozen shoulder (due to immobilization or chronic conditions)
Choosing A Natural Pain Relief Product
Finding natural pain relief for the whole family is easy to do when you choose a product that is made with natural ingredients. Noxicare does not contain any harsh chemicals. It has a non-greasy feel, and does not give off any unpleasant scent. This makes it perfect for use on practically everyone. Speak with your doctor if you have any concerns. Don’t let inflammation and agony rule your household. Be Smart. Go Natural.