Thursday, June 6, 2013

Arthritic hand pain relief

Arthritis and Heat or Cold relief

People that suffer from arthritis tend to not only have pain but stiffness in the joints as well. This can be extremely uncomfortable but there are various different ways that the pain of arthritis can be eased. One of the best ways to treat arthritis Sports Therapy wrappain is with the various hot and cold therapies available on the market as these treatments do not require an inconvenient trip to the doctor but can instead be bought online and self-administered according to the manufacturer's guidelines. Hot and cold therapies work for a lot of people and are often chosen by those people who are looking for pain relief that is easy to get hold of and convenient to use at that moment when the pain starts to creep in.
As with a lot of pain relief methods, hot and cold therapies are not guaranteed to work for everyone, but those who suffer from arthritis will know that any safe and fully tested method of pain relief is worth a try. There are different ways to administer hot and cold treatments and the best way to choose the right one for you is simply by trying what is on offer and finding the one that works best for you and your symptoms.
As well as being extremely convenient and easy to use, hot and cold treatments can really help to prevent the onset of pain if you use it at those times of the day or year (for example at night or when it is particularly cold) when your symptoms seem to worsen. Generally speaking, if a person has to suffer without any kind of pain relief, it will take them longer to heal because their body is tense and instead of getting essential bed rest, the sufferer finds it difficult to sleep at all.
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Heated pain relief can help to improve blood circulation, which in turn means increased oxygen and white blood cells to the painful areas. There are different ways to apply heat to areas of your body that suffer from arthritis, from Warm Buddy  moist heat packs and wheat bags, to wax baths and cherry stone packs and both moist and dry heat can work really well to ease muscle and joint pain.
Body WrapCold pain relief works better for some and as well as helping to reduce the pain, it can also work to reduce swelling and inflammations. Cold pain relief includes methods such as applying Warm Buddy heat packs (place heat pack in freezer for a couple of hours) to the affected area. Cold therapy methods tend to work best for temporary pain relief and reducing inflammation, while hot therapies tend to work well when treating pain that lasts longer than 48 hours.
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