Arthritis Pain Relief

December 9, 2008 by admin  
Filed under General Health, Pain and Pain Relief

Arthritis pain is debilitating. I know because I suffer from arthritis of the neck. It can stop you from doing almost everything that you used to enjoy doing. Even the simple act of getting out of a chair can cause agony for severe arthritis sufferers. Even if you only suffer from minor arthritis you will notice that everyday tasks can become somewhat difficult, particularly as colder weather sets in. There are many arthritis treatment options for you and this article will focus on some of the most well respected and successful treatments for arthritis.

When you visit a doctor and are diagnosed with arthritis you may be given medications such as pain relief or other prescription drugs. Not everybody feels confident taking prescription medication due to the unknown side effects and long term problems they may cause. If you are uncomfortable with these medications then consider a natural remedy for arthritis pain. Natural arthritis treatment options are becoming a very popular choice as more and more spread the word of their success via the internet.

Natural choices can include apple cider vinegar (which has many other health benefits too), MSM, glucosamine sulfate, bromelain based supplements, fish oil and of course exercise and stretching. Undertaking gentle stretches of the affected areas morning and night can greatly assist in pain relief and improve flexibility. Areas that are not arthritis riddled should still be exercised regularly to avoid any future occurrence of arthritis.

Other non-prescription medication for arthritis pain includes topical analgesics that are available over the counter at a pharmacy. One all natural topical that works really well is called “Stop Pain“.  You can even get it with MSM, Glucosamine and Boswella extract. You’ll find it at most health food stores and even some drug stores. I think Stop Pain works much better than BioFreeze, another popular topical.

You should consider all options when it comes to arthritis pain relief and arthritis treatment. Consult your doctor before trying any new arthritis pain remedy and always let your doctor know about any natural treatment you are experimenting with.

Chronic Neck Pain Relief

December 7, 2008 by admin  
Filed under General Health, Pain and Pain Relief

Chronic neck pain is a common problem among people of all ages. It can be caused for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is from an injury but other times the cause can be elusive.

My neck pain is due to a combination of scoliosis (curvature of the spine), whiplash from a car accident, arthritis and degenerative disk disease. So in other words, my neck is literally a constant pain. ;-)

Finding pain relief is vital if you are to put this problem aside to live a normal life. Because neck pain can be debilitating and because the cause is not always diagnosed, often people simply have to ease the pain rather than treat the cause. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment for your particular case of neck pain.

Physiotherapy
If your neck pain is being caused by a minor injury or strain, then physiotherapy massaging will often bring relief. It can take 5 or more sessions for long term relief to set in but many people find this to be a viable and inexpensive option.

Hot/Cold Therapy
Hot packs, moist heating pads and ice packs can provide temporary relief

Herbal Supplements
MSM can be helpful for many types of pain and joint problems. Zyflamend is a natural anti-inflammatory and pain killer than many feel is as effective as NSAIDS, without the side effects.

Acupuncture
More and more people are turning to the alternative Eastern remedy of acupuncture for many common ailments. People swear by this treatment as a cure for all sorts of conditions from arthritis to heart problems - so can it assist with the easing of neck pain? Some people have found that acupuncture completely eliminates neck pain after just a few sessions. It is worth trying this course of action if all else has failed, but always make sure you use a licensed acupuncture practitioner.

Pain Relievers
Taking pain relievers in the long term affects your health negatively. While pain medication is ideal in the initial stages of your neck pain, it is not a long term solution. Instead you should try to find natural remedies that can ease and eliminate neck pain without the side effects.

These are just a few of the methods that people use to find pain relief for chronic neck pain.

Carpal Tunnel Treatment - Natural Solutions for Pain

November 23, 2008 by admin  
Filed under General Health, Pain and Pain Relief

I suffer from severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) . Truth is that if you work online full-time like I do, either already have wrist pain or probably will someday. So I wanted to share some of the things I have tried that have helped relieve my carpal tunnel pain.

My CTS is so bad and was afraid I would have to use a foot mouse or stop working online. I came close to surgery but for many people it really does not help, so decided I would try everything possible 1st. Here are some things that have helped a ton! If I’m careful and stick to the things that work, I have much less pain. 1st let’s talk mice!

For me mousing is the culprit, not typing. Clicking the mouse is really what does it. So I use my keyboard to click and scroll and only use mouse for positioning pointer. Sometimes I use an old one button mouse on the floor and click with my foot. I’m also trying to switch hands.

Here are my favorite carpal tunnel mice. UPDATE: I changed the order of my favs.

#1 Evoluent VerticalMouse. This is my most recent ergo mouse and I think the one that Matt Cutts said he prefers. I didn’t think I’d like it as much as the others but right now it helps me the most, although I still frequently switch it up to change position.

#2 Whale mouse is my #1 fav because you move your whole hand, not your wrist, so the bigger muscles in your arm do all the work. (Wish this was an affiliate link. I could sell lots of these.) :-)

#3 & 4 TIED: These each have their pluses. Quill Mouse. (Similar to the Evoluent VerticalMouse in that your hand is vertical, but it has a tray for your whole hand to rest in so your whole hand just glides. Perfit Contour Mouse.

I use them all and switch off because they each use slightly different muscles and I still get pain if I use any one of them exclusively.

GELATIN - Yep plain old Knox gelatin. Don’t pay for the combo that has glucosamine or get the one for nails. Just the plain gelatin. Get it in a big box that has the individual packets. Take one pack a day - stir in water or juice and drink down fast before it gels. Totally tasteless. GUARANTEED that in a week or less your pain will be better. A client told me about it and made me the guarantee above. I was considering surgery and this stuff saved me. If I stop taking it the pain comes back. Start taking again and in about 2 days the pain is almost completely gone, so I know its the Knox and not something else.

MSM - it helps with any type of pain and helps Carpal a lot.

Carpal problems really originate in the neck and shoulders, so watch your posture and do frequent neck and shoulder stretches. We tend to hunch over to type, so grip hands behind back and pull shoulders backwards several times a day.

Last but not least - chiropractic helps! As I said, carpal problems really start in your neck, so having a properly aligned spine can work wonders. Also sometimes when the pain gets really bad I use the soft tissue laser at my chiropractor’s office. He says for many patients one treatment totally cures them. I find that after I use the laser on my wrist for about 1/2 an hour it helps for 2-4 weeks, then if I overdo it, I need to go use the laser again.

Hope some of these tips are helpful. I have more carpal tunnel pain solutions I’ll post in the near future so keep checking back for more.