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Exercise Regularly. Regular, low-intensity exercise, such as walking or warm-water exercise, is one of the best treatments for fibromyalgia. It helps decrease pain and stiffness, reduce stress, and may increase your sense of control over fibromyalgia. You may also sleep better.
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Try hot and cold therapy
Hot and cold treatments can reduce your joint and muscle pain for a long while, according to medical experts. Heat relaxes muscles, and heating pads, warm baths or hot towel compresses can all conduct heat to muscle tissue. Cold packs numb the painful areas, and helps to reduce inflammation.
Cold packs for fibromyalgia serve the same function as a bag of peas on a black eye, doctors explain. While hot and cold treatments can be effective, extreme temperatures may also cause skin damage. You should use a towel when applying treatment where bones are close to the skin’s surface.
A pink flush may appear when you remove the hot or cold pack, which is a normal, doctors said.
A moist heating pack is a pad that relaxes your muscle aches with soothing heat.
Moist heating pads come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including rectangular ones for your back or oblong wraps for neck and shoulders.
You can also get moist wraps for knees, ankles and elbows, and moist booties and mittens for aching feet and hands.
Why herbal heat packs help fibromyalgia:
“Heat relaxes muscles, and moisture reduces the skin’s natural resistance to heat,” says Scott Glaser, M.D., a pain physician in Chicago.
“If you overuse heat, you can have permanent discoloration from increased blood flow to the skin,” Dr. Glaser says. Apply the pad to a painful spot on low heat for no more than 20 minutes at a time. ESG heat packs are perfect. They start to slowly loose their heat after about 25 minutes, but stay warm for about 45 minutes.
Using these pads can be helpful before stretching painful muscles, observes Shannon Rock, an occupational therapist at Mercy Medical Center in New York.
Moist heat increases blood flow to the area, which helps prepare the tissue for stretching,