- Inflammation or bursitis of the cushioning found around joints
- Some infectious diseases like influenza, mumps and hepatitis
- Inflammation of the tendonor tendinitis
- Chondromalacia of the patella
- Breakdown of cartilage around the kneecap
- An infection of the bone or joint
How to Reduce Joint Pain and Inflammation
Hot cold therapy wraps are beneficial to reduce joint pain and inflammation by stimulating the body’s natural healing process. For example, heat candilate blood vessels, reduce muscle spasms and stimulate blood circulation. Besides, heat changes pain sensation in the body. You may use dry heat like heat lamps or heating pad or moist heat, such as heated wash cloths or warm baths. On the other hand, cold compress helps reduce inflammation by blood vessel constriction. Although, cold therapy or pack may feel uncomfortable at first. they can suppress or numb deep pain.
What Temperature is Suitable when Using Heat Therapy for Joint Pain?
Different Types of Heat Therapy for Joint Pain
You may choose from the given types of heat therapies for joint pain:
- Heat belts or disposable heat patches
- Hot packs(warm edina microwave)
- Atherapeutic mixture of mineral oil and paraffin
- Warm, moist cloth or towel
Does Cold Therapy Relieve Arthritis Pain?
Yes, cold therapy numbs soreness and reduce inflammation. Ice packs are great for joint pain that occur due to arthritis flare. You may even think of using local spray like fluoromethane on a painful area before you start exercising. It helps with joint pain by providing superficial cooling on the affected area while decreasing muscle spasms. Or, you may use instant cold pack made from vegetables or frozen bags.