Like anything, living with and managing joint pain comes with good days and bad days. At AROmotion, we prioritize preventative measures when it comes to joint pain, however, we do understand that pain and discomfort can arise and require treatment. For mild cases, we have five at-home joint pain treatments to get you back on track and feeling your best!
Leverage Hot/Cold Therapy. Pain can be a result of swelling in the joints. To help reduce swelling and alleviate pain, apply a cool compress or ice to the area in 15-minute increments a few times throughout the day. In the coming days, you can apply heat to the area to soothe any discomforts around the muscle. Feel free to use a heating pad or even a sock filled with rice.
Stay Active with Low or No Impact Movements. We’ve talked about the importance of staying active while living with joint pain. It is equally as important to keep moving when a flare-up occurs. Focus on low impact workouts like Pilates or non-weight-bearing exercise like water aerobics and stretching to give your aggravated joints a chance to recover.
Eat Nourishing Foods. You’ve heard the saying that food is medicine. When it comes to helping with joint pain, consuming certain foods can really help with joint health. Focus on adding foods rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties like fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, turmeric, and berries.
Rest Up. Sometimes the best medicine is quality rest. In addition to hot/cold therapy, taking it easy can be the best option to reduce any tension build-up or inflammation. Listen to your body and don’t be afraid to take a few days off of your workout regime to get yourself back in shape.
Utilize Topical Treatments. These days there are plenty over the counter options when it comes to topical treatments for joint pain. Gels and creams that have active ingredients like capsaicin, salicylates, and anesthetics can be used to offer relief to painful areas. You may even want to consider a topical infused with CBD for a more natural pain reliever. Regardless of the avenue you chose, consult your doctor to find out what is approved and the best option for you.
If you are living with chronic knee, hip, or shoulder pain and have been told that joint replacement surgery may be your only option, AROmotion can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dean to see if you are a candidate for our non-surgical treatment that has helped more than 1,800 patients stop their joint pain fast.