Aches and Pains Oh My.
May 17, 2005, 09:56
Joint pain can be caused by many types of injuries or conditions. What ever causes it, joint pain can be annoying.
Millions of Americans live with the pain of arthritis. For some, the pain is mild, for some it is debilitating. "Arthritis" means "joint inflammation", there are many diseases that cause this type of stiffness and swelling.
But what can you do to manage this?
Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension or muscle injury from exercise or physically demanding work. From these type of injuries the pain involves specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain.
So, what do you do, sit in front of the tv instead? Of course not, exersise (no matter how annoying) is important to good health.
There are many medications available to relieve arthritis pain. There is not a one-size-fits-all fix it, the individual diagnosis may depend on whether there is an inflammatory component to your pain.
Relievers like ThermaCare
provide convenient and continuous heat therapy for pain relief. The single-use Neck to Arm wraps can be applied to sore areas of your neck, shoulder, upper back, wrist and elbow.
Thin enough to wear discreetly under your clothing, ThermaCare
HeatWraps allow you to move freely while delivering therapeutic heat, providing temporary relief of minor muscular aches and pains associated with overexertion, strains, sprains, and arthritis.
As always, you should consult the instructions of any product before use, and possibly consult your doctor.