5 At-Home Pain Solutions

Are you tired and fed-up with your pain? More than 100 million Americans suffer from some type of chronic pain every single day. Enough is enough! Take matters into your own hands with these 5 at-home remedies that could completely change your pain, and ultimately your life.

1. TENS Unit

Tens Unit

TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Basically, that’s a long and complicated way of saying this unit uses a low electric current to help relieve pain by stimulating the muscle. Simply hook up the electrodes to the area where you’re experiencing pain and let the current stimulate the muscle.

2. Heat Therapy

Heat Therapy

Whether it’s a hot bath or a home-made heating pad (you can make one with household items!), heat is an effective at-home remedy for pain. That’s because heat stimulates your sensory receptors. That means the heat will decrease the transmission of pain signals headed toward your brain, and ultimately help relieve the pain.

3. At-Home Ultrasound

At-Home Ultrasound

You don’t need to make repeated trips to the doctor to experience the benefits of an ultrasound. Instead, you can invest in an at-home ultrasound unit. This machine can be used for a variety of purposes, such as treating inflammation, muscle spasms, & increasing range of motion. These machines are so easy you can operate them yourself!

4. Over the Counter Topical Ointments

Creams, ointments, & gels can be used at home to provide pain relief. Simply apply to your skin on the area where you’re experiencing pain and let the ingredients go to work. While the ingredients in different products vary, some common ingredients

a. Counterirritants (like menthol, for a burning then cooling sensation to distract from pain)

b. Capsaicin (causes a burning sensation, same ingredient found in chili peppers)

c. Salicylates (same ingredient that is found in aspirin)

Over the counter topical ointments

5. Stretch Tutorials

We live in an information age, so use your resources! There’s a world of helpful information waiting at your fingertips. Head online to find free tutorials to help relieve different types of pain through stretching. Yoga is a great natural remedy to help with muscle soreness and back pain.

Stretch Tutorials

It’s time to take pain relief back into your hands! Try one or multiple of these treatments to help live your life pain-free. Your body will thank you.

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