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10 Hot and Cold Therapy Tips to Tame Joint Pain

health joint painHot and cold therapy to relieve rheumatoid arthritis pain is referred to as thermotherapy. This therapy helps to increase mobility by soothing stiff and aching joints.

Key takeaways:

  • Thermotherapy is not medically proven – but patients say it provides relief from rheumatoid arthritis pain.
  • Heat helps to stimulate increased blood circulation to the site of application, plus it reduces muscle tension – making patients feel better during motion.
  • Cold therapy minimizes inflammation, soreness and joint pain.

“Research has shown warm compresses provide pain relief for patients with RA and help to increase hand and finger range of motion when combined with exercises. It also helps to decrease overall stiffness.”

Read the full story here

http://www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/treatment/hot-and-cold-therapy/

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