Arthritis has been the No.1 cause of disability in America. Millions of Americans, regardless of the ages, are suffering from the joint pain caused by arthritis every day. Is there any easy, instant, home-made way to release the pain?
Warm water helps ease the pain
Joint inflammation from arthritis causes pain, stiffness and swelling, and may result in the loss of joint movement or function. Warm water therapy offers effective pain relief without any negative side effect which may be caused by traditional treatments for arthritis.
As one of the oldest forms of alternative therapy, soaking in warm water works for all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions by loosing the joints and reducing pain. There also seems to be some prolonged effects that goes beyond the period of immersion.
Tips on warm water therapy
Control the water temperature. Temperatures between 92 and 100 degrees are a healthy range. Don’t make the water too hot especially is you have cardiovascular problems because it can put stress on your heart.
Do some stretch. Warm water is great for moving apart from relaxing. To stimulate blood circulation and release stiff muscles and frozen joints, do some gentle stretching in the water if your tub allows you to do so. Feel the relaxation after stretching like the dog. Or the cat. :D
Use Epsom salts. Using some Epsom salts can help you get magnesium, a mineral that most Americans are not getting enough yet.