How Are Heat And Cold Used For Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief ?

11/20/2014

How Are Heat And Cold Used For Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief ?

Many doc­tors rec­om­mend heat treatments and or cold treat­ments for natural Rheumatoid Arthritis relief.

Cold Therapy – Reduces Inflammation and Relieves Pain

Cold therapy reduces joint swelling and inflam­ma­tion. You can apply a cool com­press or a cold pack to the affected joint dur­ing Rheumatoid Arthritis flare-up to help ease inflam­ma­tion and relieve pain. You don’t want to overdo cold treat­ments. Apply the cold com­press for 15 min­utes at a time with at least a 30-minute break in between treat­ments.

Heat Therapy – Relaxes Your Mus­cles and Stim­u­late Blood Flow.

Applying heat treatment to the painful area will help ease the pain, relax your muscles and stimulate blood flow and nutrition to the injured area. Just don’t go too hot. To use heat ther­apy, you can try a moist heat­ing pad or a warm, damp towel. Many peo­ple like using Nature Cre­ation’s natural heating pads. They are useful and easy to use. You can also use heat ther­apy by stand­ing in the shower.

 

*This article is meant for basic informational purposes only. It is not intended to serve as medical advice, substitute for a doctor’s appointment or to be used for diagnosing or treating a disease. Users of this website are advised to consult with their physician before making any decisions concerning their health.

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