Remedy Details for care and relief of Osteoarthritis
Apply cold and hot compress for the care and relief of Osteoarthritis
Effectiveness: 3.0Popularity: 10
Why it works: Cold compress can reduce inflammation and numb sore tissue, alleviating some of the pain. Hot compress helps relax tense muscles and improves blood circulation.
How it works: Apply cold compress at the beginning when the pain is sharp and intense. Wrap a plastic ice pack with a cloth or thin towel. Hold it against the painful areas to reduce the inflammation and numb sore tissue. After the initial sharp pain is subsided, you can start to apply hot compress using hot water bottle or heating pad. You can also try using hot and cold compress alternatively at the second stage.
The self cure remedy of Apply cold and hot compress for the care and relief of Osteoarthritis has an effectiveness score of 3.0 and a popularity score of 10 on the self-cure system.