Have you ever woken up with pain in your knees? Or had your elbow hurt when it rains? After a long day on your feet, you may experience sore joints. If the condition persists, it’s known as Inflammatory Joint Pain – a condition characterized by pain, swelling, tenderness and warmth in the joints, as well as morning stiffness that lasts for more than an hour, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Whether you have a chronic condition or every now and then pain, there are a few things you can do to treat it and feel more comfortable!
Apply Ice and Heating Pad
If you’re having pain, the first thing you should do is relax to prevent further harm. Then, apply ice to the area for 15-20 minutes. Follow this with a heating pad. Repeat if necessary. If it still hurts, try an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen or Tylenol.
Epsom Salt Bath
Never underestimate the power of a relaxing bath! Fill your bath with Epsom salt, available in any North Dallas Corridor grocery store. Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate, which is absorbed in your skin through the bath to reduce swelling, relax muscles and relieve pain. It’s also a great way to relax and reduce stress!
See a Doctor
According to the Mayo Clinic, you should see a doctor if you have joint pain accompanied by swelling, redness or tenderness and warmth around the joint. Or, go to the emergency room if your pain is caused by an injury and you have joint deformity, inability to use the joint, intense pain or sudden swelling. They can check it out and recommend further treatment from there.
If you have joint pain, you don’t have to suffer in silence. With a little help from these at-home remedies or doctor treatments, you can get back to feeling like yourself in no time!