Care recipient (cr) needs relief from joint pain

Try: On the very first day of pain apply ice every hour for 15 minutes the next day the duration of treatment is still 15 minutes but instead of applying it every hour cr can now apply it at least 4 to 5 times a day make sure to put a towel on the affected area before applying ice to avoid ice burn you can also put ice cubes in a plastic bag and wrap it up with a towel before placing it on the area suggest that cr pamper him herself with a warm relaxing bath use 6 to 10 drops of essential oils such as lavender sweet rosemary or eucalyptus in a full tub of warm water this therapeutic full body immersion does not only ease the pain but also promotes relaxation and stress relief massage the affected area with a topical menthol rub or essential oils to ease the pain when doing strokes for massage the direction should always be towards the heart and not the other way around try natural mixtures mix two teaspoons of honey with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in warm water drink this twice a day to help in alleviating joint pain exercise to ease pain and lose weight low impact aerobic exercises like swimming biking and walking are excellent for joint pain do these exercises 20 to 30 minutes 3 times a week to make it tolerable for the joints split the time into 10 minutes sessions with a break in between until you complete the whole 20 or 30 minutes these activities are also excellent in reducing excess weight which will decrease the extra load on the joints immobilize the painful area with splints or braces; or decrease weight bearing on that area by using devices such as canes or walkers all of these devices are prescribed according to how intense the pain is and also to provide support in the alignment of the affected get a lot of rest and relaxation make sure cr gets enough sleep to restore his her energy and to free his her body from stress, this will promote faster healing of achy joints

Materials: Ice cubes or crushed ice towel zip lock bag essential oils topical menthol rub honey apple cider splints or braces cane or walker

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance

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References: how to relieve joint pain by wirnani garner no date available at www ehow org

Keywords: Joints swelling exercise weight loss joint stiffness walking gross motor movement

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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