Joint pain is a very common affliction in the United States. One recent survey found that one-third of adults had experienced joint pain in the last 30 days. Individuals most frequently complained about knee pain, followed by shoulder pain and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body including your ankles, feet, wrists and hands. If you aren’t obtaining the relief you need to soothe your joint pain with over the counter medications such as Advil, Aleve or IBuprofen, here are some suggestions for drug-free, naturally home remedies.
What Causes Joint Pain?
It is no surprise that these complex joints become a source of pain and inflammation. Discomfort can arise from any part of a joint including the cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Pain can be caused by overuse, inflammation, and degeneration caused by aging.
Joint pain can range from mild to severe. Mild soreness may be experienced only after certain activities while severe joint pain has the potential to limit movement and become extremely painful. The Mayo Clinic lists 27 potential causes of joint pain, but the most common source of joint pain is caused by arthritis or arthralgia, which is inflammation or pain within the joint itself.
Moist Heat Therapy for Natural Pain Relief
Medical professionals, like Bel Marra Health, recommend the application of heat to naturally soothe joint pain. Bruder’s innovative moist heat therapy products use patented MediBeads technology to capture moisture from the air and release a soothing, deep penetrating moist heat to sore muscles and joints. MediBeads is a complete line of moist heat therapy products for effective targeted treatment. From the Carpal Cuff to the Neck Wrap you can find the product best suited to treat your recurring pain. Simply put any MediBeads moist heat therapy product in the microwave per the items directions and apply to enjoy fast acting relief. Consistent application of Moist heat therapy products will help provide sustained pain relief throughout your day.
Treat Joint Pain with Cold Therapy
WebMD also recommends the application of cold for 15 minutes several times a day. To incorporate convenient and comfortable treatment into your daily routine try our cold therapy product line. Similar to our moist heat therapy products, each cold therapy product is designed for targeted treatment and comfortable application to a specific joint or region of the body. Browse our complete cold therapy product line to find the solution that’s right for you. MediBeads moist heat therapy products can also be used for the application of cold therapy. Simply place your MediBeads product in the freezer for several hours prior to use and apply to help reduce inflammation.