How to Relieve the Aches and Pains in the Joints
The aches and pains that ones suffers in the joints can be caused by many things. The most common is some form of arthritis and trauma to a joint. Swelling and stiffness brought about the previously mentioned causes will lead to aches and pains in the effected joints. This article will list some of the things one can do to lessen those aches and pains.
Massaging the aching and painful will reduce the aches and pain, when massaging the effected area regularly when it is not hurting will help to prevent aches and pains in that area.
Using a cold and hot compresses will reduce the swelling (cold) and stiffness (hot). This in turn will reduce the aches and pains in the effected area.
Mild exercising of the effected area helps in relieving the aches and pains in the joint area. Note though that a very rigorous exercise routine can cause more pain in the area than it brings relief.
4. Over-the-counter medicines can be helpful. Such medicines as aspirins, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen are used as a short term pain killer for many type of pain and aches including from causes such as osteoarthritis.
If all the recommendations listed above have not brought relief to your aches and pains in your joints, then you should consult your trusted physician. The will make further recommendations and/or prescribe medicine that is stronger and more effective than over-the-counter drugs.