For people with osteoarthritis, joint pain and stiffness can become part of everyday life. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this chronic disease that so many people suffer from. However, there are natural ways to alleviate the symptoms of osteoarthritis and other rheumatic diseases. With the right knowledge and tools, you can ensure that your osteoarthritis does not get in the way of enjoying your life to the fullest. One of the most effective treatments is cold and heat treatment. With an Ergostone, you can easily and easily do this at home yourself, without help from either a family member or a doctor.
Cold can help reduce swelling, inflammation and pain. You can cool an Ergostone in a freezer or refrigerator. When cold, it is still soft and malleable so you can wrap it around a joint and use it as a cold compress. The cold often provides a quick pain-relieving effect. Be careful not to apply cold to the affected area for too long, 10 to 15 minutes at a time is recommended. But if necessary, you can repeat the treatment several times a day.
Heat therapy works in a different way, as it promotes blood flow and causes tense muscles to relax, thereby reducing stiffness. Heat your Ergostone in the microwave for about 3 minutes or in a regular oven. When it has reached the desired temperature, you can place one against or around the body part that you feel stiff in. You can also advantageously use Ergostone as a bed warmer to keep your body warm and comfortable while you sleep.
By learning to counteract your pain and stiffness yourself with the right combination of cold and heat, it can become easier to live a more active life. After all, physical activity is the absolute best thing you can do if you have osteoarthritis!