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Since the days of cavemen, two remedies for pain have existed: heat and ice . Imagine the caveman after hunting all day coming back to the cave with a sore back. He’d probably put his back to the fire to warm it up or find a chunk of ice to rub the soreness away. Those in pain naturally find the things that help to relieve the pain. But in the current age of pill bottles and needles, remedies of old are being forgotten. People often forget to try them or just don’t know when or how to use them. Heat and/or ice therapy are just as useful as they used to be back in the days of hunting, gathering and man’s first episode of pain.
During your episode of pain after doing something that you might regret doing, you may wonder what works best, heat or ice? Actually, both have been shown to effectively reduce pain. Ice lollies reduce the pain after tonsillectomies . 1 Ice relieves the pain after knee replacement surgery . 2 The coldness constricts blood vessels, reduces swel...
Most of us with RA have pain in our feet and ankles. According to an article I read on Medscape, up to 85 percent of people with RA will experience painful feet or ankles at sometime during their life with this disease. During the first year of diagnosis, 57 percent of patients report foot and/or ankle pain.
Statistics are important, but statistics are numbers. What really matters to us is that our feet hurt . When our feet hurt, we have trouble getting around, and that is a bad thing for anyone. Not being able to walk keeps us from going places we want to go. It limits even more the amount of exercise we are able to do on a daily basis, and it isolates us socially.
A few weeks ago, I was experiencing a lot of pain in my feet and ankles. I noticed that I was “shuffling” instead of walking, and I was walking on the inside edges of my feet. My ankles were turning in, as evidenced by the shoes sitting in my closet. They all looked as though a I was wearing them w...
Generic Name: CAPSAICIN - TOPICAL Pronounced: (kap-SAY-i-sin) Arthritis Pain Relief(Capsaic) Top Uses
This medication is used to treat minor aches and pains of
the muscles/joints (e.g., arthritis, backache, sprains). It may also be used to
treat nerve pain. Capsaicin works by decreasing a certain natural substance in
your body (substance P) that helps pass pain signals to the
How To Use Arthritis Pain Relief(Capsaic) Top
Use this medication on the skin only. Follow all
directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the
information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
For the cream, gel, and lotion forms, apply a thin layer
of medication to the affected area and rub in gently and thoroughly. You may
want to use a cotton ball/swab or latex glove to apply the medication to avoid
touching the medication with your hands.
Do not apply the medication in the eyes, mouth, nostrils,
or genitals. If you do get ...
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