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Using Hot and Cold Therapy to Relieve Pain

Using Hot and Cold Therapy to Relieve Pain

You are most prone to injury after long periods of physical inactivity, often in winter. This lack of physical activity leaves your muscles prone to pulls and sprains. Some injuries can be severe and require the care of a doctor, but for many of the minor aches and pains associated with being active, home treatment with hot and cold therapy can do a world of good.

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Tools to Ease your Winter Arthritis Pain

Tools to Ease your Winter Arthritis Pain

The cold winter months can bring increased pain and discomfort for those who have arthritis or chronic pain. Arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems and the nation’s leading cause of disability with nearly 1 in 5 adults affected. It is second only to heart disease as a cause of work disability.

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Three Reasons to Use Moist Heat Therapy for Fibromyalgia Pain Management

Three Reasons to Use Moist Heat Therapy for Fibromyalgia Pain Management

With fibromyalgia, patients experience pain and stiffness in the muscles, but there are no measurable findings on X-rays or lab tests. Typically muscle pain is accompanied by fatigue, sleep problems, and anxiety or depression. Many people with fibromyalgia find that their symptoms and quality of life substantially improve as they identify the most effective pain relievers and make lifestyle changes. This often includes using treating fibromyalgia with pain relief medicine that can have significant long term side effects and risks involved. Applying Moist Heat is a great way to help manage Fibromyalgia muscle pain.

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The Dangers of Long Term Ibuprofen use for Arthritis Pain Management

The Dangers of Long Term Ibuprofen use for Arthritis Pain Management

About 54.4 million adults in the U.S. have been clinically diagnosed as having arthritis, which is the inflammation of the musculoskeletal, specifically the joints. Many patients that have arthritis are treated with ibuprofen, a non-steroidal drug that reduces inflammation and is commonly used to alleviate arthritis pain. If used correctly and sparingly, medicines that contain ibuprofen can be helpful and do not carry a high risk. However, if used over a long period and at high dosages, these drugs have dangerous side effects and can be very dang

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TENS Therapy: What it is and How it Works

TENS Therapy: What it is and How it Works

TENS therapy, or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation therapy, is a non-invasive and low-risk device that uses electric currents to stimulate nerves to relieve pain conditions. Electrodes placed on the skin near the affected area send impulses of varying frequency and intensity to treat either short term or chronic pain. It is a great pain management alternative for those who are wary of drugs or other possibly addictive painkilling methods.

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