Ginger contains a compound called gingerol, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory compound that reduces swelling and muscle pain as well. It too can be eaten or massaged in the skin. Luckily, it smells and tastes great! Ginger is effective in both fresh and dried/powdered form, so go ahead and sprinkle it into soups, stir fries, and the batter for baked goods.
For a tasty tea, use approximately 2 tablespoons of fresh grated ginger root, 1-2 tablespoons of honey, and 1 ½ – 2 cups of water. Simply boil the ginger in the water for at least ten minutes, remove it from the heat, and strain. Then add honey and, if you like, lemon juice. Drink daily! You can also buy premade ginger oil and use it to massage the painful areas.