How To Treat Joint Pain And Stiffness
How to treat joint pain and stiffness is an issue that concerns many these days…due to osteoporosis, past injuries from sports, intoxicated falls down stairs or into hard asphalt surfaces along with general aging. But even though the times have changed and the reasons for such ailments have escalated beyond those of typical everyday stress and teenaged pratfalls, the typical rationale behind how to treat joint pain and stiffness have remained the same. (And they will more than likely dictate the same regimen as long as humans exist.)
- Consult a physician. Often joint pain and stiffness connote serious physical problems that should be investigated by an actual physician. So it would be wise to consult a doctor you trust if you feel that you have aches and pains that only they can relieve.
- Fire and Ice. More often times than not, a regimen of alternating heat and cold will alleviate joint and pain stiffness. So if you have the time, patience and resources to apply heating pads, cold packs and/or ice to the portions of your body that hurt…experimentation where such are concerned would be a good idea.
- Then there’s exercise. In many cases joint and pain stiffness results from atrophy. In other words, the lack of exercise where human joints are concerned can often cause pain that would not otherwise exist.
So employ common sense where the maintenance of your joints is concerned, and do likewise where the rest of your body is involved. This will help you not only feel better, but will also further your physical health.