Joint pain is very common in people of different age groups and is often associated with more serious diseases such as osteoporosis or arthritis.
If these conditions are or are not associated with bone diseases, joint pain can also be a result of the person's lifestyle, especially if the person works in an office job and has to sit for long periods of time or constantly load heavy objects.
In this video, we will see how you can handle joint pain, using tips that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine:
Ice helps reduce inflammation in sore muscles. To have the desired effect, the ice should be applied as soon as there is any sign of pain.
All you have to do is wrap ice cubes in a cloth or plastic bag and apply them to the desired location for 10 to 15 minutes.
You can take a cold bath as long as the pain is not so bad that it affects your mobility.
If the application of ice does not reduce the pain in the joints, that means that the pain is not the result of the inflammation.
If that is the case, change your strategy and try heat therapy.
Take a very hot bath-as hot as you can be-to relax your muscles.
You can supplement your heat therapy with Epsom salts or a bubble bath.
Steam baths are also a very good way to use heat therapy. They relax tension and reduce muscle pain. Saunas are the most common steam baths, but they can also be made at home.
Trying to give yourself a massage is not recommended, however, not everyone has access to a professional masseuse.
To treat joint pain, all you have to do is gently press the affected area and make circular movements to relax it.
It would be ideal if you could visit a professional once a week if joint and muscle pain is frequent or common, since professional masseuses know effective techniques and will use creams, oils or gels that will help decrease pain.
Oils for massage
You should massage the affected areas with natural oils and easy to find.
The most effective oils have major ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties such as:
Apple cider vinegar
Stretching your muscles is a very common and simple exercise that is used in gyms as it helps you avoid pulling muscles before or after exercise.
Stretching for about 10 minutes can help reduce joint pain caused by being in the same position for long periods of time.
Keep in mind that stretching will not help if your muscle is injured or if your exercise routine is very intense.
Each morning, you should stretch for about 5 minutes, focusing on your arms and legs. This way you can avoid joint pain.
One important benefit that comes from walking is that it helps you avoid a sedentary lifestyle.
You do not have to walk much to treat joint pain. Jut start with at least 20 minutes 2 or 3 times a week.
Take advantage of this time to roll up your shoulders, move your arms and loosen your neck for better results.
Yoga is an age-old technique that prevents and treats joint and muscular pain.
Practicing yoga regularly improves the flexibility of your body, relieves stress and prevents colic.
If it is not possible to attend a yoga class, you can always do yoga at home by watching YouTube videos.
In some cases, the lack of certain nutrients makes us more prone to colic and joint and muscle pain.
Make sure you maintain a balanced diet and eat from the main food groups: healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates.
When their muscles are not well hydrated, they can not recover their elasticity and make it difficult to treat joint pain.
Lack of water in your body paired with a sedentary lifestyle or excess effort, increases the risk of joint pain.
You should drink 2 liters of water per day, but be flexible. In the summer the amount can go up, depending on the time and amount of time spent exercising, so you should always make sure you stay well hydrated.
Getting a good night's sleep is essential, as all our daily obligations cause stress, and stress is a great source of joint pain. Always sleep at least 8 hours a day, and maintain a regular sleep schedule. Remember that muscles are repaired at night while we sleep.
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