Joint Pain

Joint and knee pain is incredibly common and can be caused by many different things. A few of the possible causes are injury, arthritis, bursitis, influenza, mumps, and hepatitis. But since our joints absorb the impact associated with pretty much any sort of movement, they can also simply get tired out from overuse.

1.Hot and cold therapy

Heat and cold treatments can help relieve arthritis pain and inflammation. Heat treatments can include taking a long, warm shower or bath in the morning to help ease stiffness and using an electric blanket or moist heating pad to reduce discomfort overnight. Cold treatments can help relieve joint pain, swelling, and inflammation. Wrap a gel ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables in a towel and apply it to painful joints for quick relief. Never apply ice directly to the skin.


2.Epsom Salt Soak Soak your painful joints in Epsom salt. The magnesium sulfate in Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin and helps reduce inflammation. Add half a cup of salt to a bowl of warm water and soak your painful joints in it for 15 minutes. If you have pain in multiple joints, adding two cups of salt to your bathtub is a great idea.


3.Protection, rest, compressio, and elevation Protection refers to protecting the knee from further injury, for example, by taking a break from the activity that caused it. Rest can reduce the risk of further injury and give tissues time to heal. However, stopping all movement is not advisable, as this can lead to stiffness and, in time, muscle weakness. Compression with a knee support, for example, can increase comfort levels. The support or bandage should be firm but not tight. Elevation, or keeping the leg raised, will encourage circulation and reduce swelling. Ideally, the knee should be above the level of the heart.

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