How to Effectively Soothe Shoulder Pain and Promote Healing
Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal reasons people see a physician, physical therapist, or chiropractor. Our shoulders are one of the most complicated joins in our bodies, comprised of several joints, tendons, and muscles that create a wide range of motion in the arm. Overuse or misuse of the shoulder joint during physical exercise can result in acute pain from tendon inflammation. Instability in the shoulder joint can also cause acute or chronic pain. Arthritis is another common cause of chronic shoulder pain.
Your physician, physical therapist, or chiropractor will likely recommend physical exercises to help you recover from your shoulder injury, along with a hearty amount of rest, and soothing moist heat and cold therapy. In this article we are going to take a look at several innovative thermal pain management products that will help you streamline the recovery process and find natural relief from chronic pain or acute pain in your shoulder joint.
Cold Therapy Products for Shoulder Pain
One of the most common and intuitive suggestions for any type of pain is to “ice it”, but if you’ve ever tried to ice your shoulder you know what an arduous task this can be. A ziplock bag of ice or your go-to bag of frozen peas will slip and slide right off of your shoulder and can cause frostbite if applied directly to your skin without a cloth or towel in between. The Protocold Cold Therapy Cervical Wrap is designed specifically to fit comfortably around your neck and shoulders. This neck wrap features a velcro fastener that will keep the wrap secure so you can wear it comfortably while resting or moving around your home or office. The proprietary non-gel matrix pad conforms comfortably to your skin and doesn’t require the use of any additions cloth layers between the neck wrap and your body. Simply store your Protocold Cold Therapy Cervical Wrap in your freezer between uses and apply multiple times during the day to help relieve acute pain caused by muscular inflammation or chronic pain caused by arthritis instability in the shoulder joint.
Moist Heat Therapy for Shoulder Pain
After you have treated your shoulder with cold therapy, it is recommended to treat with moist heat therapy as well. Cold therapy works to make the veins and arteries in our muscles constrict and reduce inflammation. When followed with moist heat therapy, we promote healthy blood flow to return to the area, bringing with it more natural relief from our painful symptoms. The MediBeads Moist Heat Neck Wrap is designed to fit comfortably into your routine. Simply microwave for 1-2 minutes and enjoy up to 30 minutes of deep penetrating relief. This neck wrap fits comfortably around your neck and shoulders and helps ease pain caused by overuse, instability, stress or arthritis. For shoulder pain originating further down the shoulder blade, try the MediBeads Moist Heat Standard Pad or MediBeads Neck Wrap for extended moist heat coverage.