How To Forgive Joint Pain

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Apply heat and cold therapy to relieve joint pain
Heat provides relief by helping to relax the muscles, tendons and ligaments surrounding the joints. It’s like warming a honey before pouring it. Not only the connective tissues and muscles but the lubricating fluids inside the joint work more smoothly when warm. Heat must be applied for 10 to 15 minutes for at least twice daily.

For an extra benefit, cold compress can be applied in conjunction with the heat therapy – 10 to 15 minutes of warm compress followed by 10 to 15 minutes of ice. Don’t apply the ice directly on your skin. Place it in a standard ice bag, available in most drugstores. Hot/Cold alternation can be an effective home remedy in times when pain is unusually bad.

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This is particularly effective for arthritic feet or hands. Paraffin bath is a mixture of mineral oil and paraffin – a waxy substance, in which the hands and feet at submerged, hence receiving a warm coating.

Also called as wax therapy, it is one of the most effective ways of using heat to improve mobility and warm connective tissues. The main goal of paraffin bath is to provide joint relief and comfort, relieve stiffness, help improve movement and assist with muscle relaxation. Paraffin bath therapy is generally safe. However, be careful with home kits not to heat the paraffin too much. Don’t use it if you have open sore, cuts or inflammatory skin conditions.

For the device that prepares the wax and mineral oil mixture, check it out

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