Here we give you some tips about how to treat yourself when you get some injury or you are in pain.

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Heat Therapy with Salt

Heat Therapy is a very good remedial for any kind of muscle pain during the sub-acute condition. There are many methods to do Heat Therapy, but what I would suggest, for easy home therapy, use granular salt.

Follow these steps:

  • Warm the salt into the microwave or into a frying pan for a few minutes.
  • Do not get dark salt as it means the salt has been warmed too much.
  • Put the warm salt into a wool sock or wool shirt making a little back.
  • Place the bag on the sore or aching area.
  • The bag will be hot for 15-20 minutes.
  • Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a day.

I would not suggest using a hot water bag as we need dry heat.

Heat Therapy with Ceramic Backing Beans

Heat Therapy is a very good remedial for any kind of muscle pain during the sub-acute condition. There are many methods to do Heat Therapy, but what I would suggest, for easy home therapy, is using Ceramic Backing Beans.

Heat Therapy performs 2 main functions when applied to our body:

  1. It produces muscle relaxation.
  2. It produces dilation of the blood vessels.

Follow these steps:

  • Warm the ceramic beans into the microwave or into an oven for a few minutes.
  • Put the warm ceramic beans into a wool sock or wool shirt making a little back.
  • Place the bag on the sore or aching area.
  • The bag will be hot for 15-20 minutes.
  • Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a day.

I would not suggest using a hot water bag as we need dry heat.

Ice Therapy

Ice Therapy is very good to treat any kind of inflammationcontusionswelling during the first 72 hours from the event.

Ice Therapy performs 2 main functions when applied to our body:

  1. It Reduces the nerve impulse of the pain.
  2. It produces constriction of the blood vessels.

You can do Ice Therapies using different methods:

  1. Ice Cubes.
  2. Gel Packs.
  3. Ice block, using a paper cup with water to freeze.

After 72 hours from the event, I would suggest doing Shock Thermal Therapy instead of only ice therapy because It combines the positive effects of both therapies.

Shock Thermal Therapy

Shock Thermal Therapy is a combination of Ice Therapy and Heat Therapy at the same time.

I would suggest doing Shock Thermal Therapy after 72 hours to treat inflammation, contusion, swelling of muscles, tendons, and the body’s joints.

It combines the positive effects of both therapies speeding up the recovery time and anti-inflammatory process.

Shock Thermal Therapy performs 4 main functions when applied to our body:

COLD ACTIONS:

  1. It Reduces the nerve impulse of the pain.
  2. It produces constriction of the blood vessels.

HEAT ACTIONS:

  1. It produces muscle relaxation.
  2. It produces dilation of the blood vessels.

Follow the instruction on how to do Ice and Heat Therapy in the above paragraphs.

Follow this procedure to execute in the right way the therapy:

  1. Place the Ice Bag on the area you would like to treat for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Substitute the Ice Bag with the Hot Bag placing the last one on the area for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Repeat this alternation process for 30-45 minutes.

You can do the therapy 1-2 times a day.

Shock Thermal Therapy (Hot and Cold Water)

Here we are going to explain a different way to do shock thermal therapy.

Instead of hot and cold bags, we utilize a contrast bathing therapy with two buckets of hot and cold water

This alternative method of shock thermal therapy is particularly indicated to treat handwristelbowanklefoot because the water acts better on their joints.

I would suggest doing Shock Thermal Therapy after 72 hours to treat inflammationcontusionswelling of muscles, tendons, and the body’s joints.

It combines the positive effects of both therapies speeding up the recovery time and anti-inflammatory process.

Shock Thermal Therapy performs 4 main functions when applied to our body:

COLD ACTIONS:

  1. It Reduces the nerve impulse of the pain.
  2. It produces constriction of the blood vessels.

HEAT ACTIONS:

  1. It produces muscle relaxation.
  2. It produces dilation of the blood vessels.

Follow these procedures to execute in the right way the therapy:

  1. Place the ice cubes into the bucket with cold water.
  2. Place 3 tablespoons of salt and 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda into the bucket with hot water.
  3. Immerse the affected body part in cold water for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Immerse the affected body part in hot water for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Repeat this alternation process for 30-45 minutes.

You can do the therapy 1-2 times a day.

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