Resources — Pain Relief

Causes of Elbow Joint Pain and How It Can Be Relieved

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Causes of Elbow Joint Pain and How It Can Be Relieved

Pain in your elbow can occur with or without an injury. Often overlooked, this joint is important to keep healthy if you want to maintain your independence. You may not think much about your elbow, but even though it's not a weight-bearing joint, without the use of it, many daily activities can be a struggle. Pain in your elbow bone can cause dressing, cooking, driving, writing, or any other activity that requires the use of your arm, to be difficult to perform. Although your elbow is less prone to wear-and-tear than other joints, occasional pain can be present and this...

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Questions About Muscle Knots Answered and the Best Ways to Treat Them

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Questions About Muscle Knots Answered and the Best Ways to Treat Them

What are muscle knots? Everyone has, or will, experience a muscle knot somewhere in their lifetime. Muscle knots - medically termed myofascial trigger points - occur when muscle fibers or the band of tissue located underneath the fibers tense and tighten up. These knots are hard and can cause extreme pain. Even when your muscles are resting, they can still contract and become sensitive. The trigger points that cause muscle knots are classified as active or latent. Active trigger points can produce intense pain without being touched. On the other hand, latent trigger points can create a dull aching sensation...

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What is Iontophoresis & Why is it Used?

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What is Iontophoresis & Why is it Used?

Iontophoresis is a treatment offered by physical therapists as a therapeutic modality. Using electrical stimulation, the therapist can administer medication into the body through the skin to help the patient. The body part receiving the treatment is submerged into water while mild electrical currents are delivered to the hands, armpits, or feet. While you might feel a slight tingling during your treatment, the current isn’t enough where you will get an electric shock. There are several uses for iontophoresis, including: Decreasing pain Decreasing inflammation Decrease muscle spasm Help with scar tissue Reduce deposits of calcium in the body Reduce Sweating By reading on, you can learn...

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Guide to Electrotherapy & Pain Relief

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Guide to Electrotherapy & Pain Relief

Electrotherapy is gaining popularity as a pain relief treatment and could be an excellent option for people who have trouble managing pain and other symptoms. Let’s find out what electrotherapy is, the types of devices used, and how it can be used to relieve pain.  What is electrotherapy?  A person feels pain when the brain receives an electrical signal from damaged nerve or muscle tissue. The electrotherapy treatment consists of sending mild electrical pulses to the problem area in order to block the pain signals, which reduces the sensation of pain.  Electrotherapy began as a treatment for depression but has...

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