Dry heating pads, moist heating pads, disposable heat patches and microwavable hot packs are all suitable for easing arthritis pain, according to WebMD. Heat therapy dilates the blood vessels to improve circulation and r... More »

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Heat relieves arthritis pain by stimulating blood flow through dilation of blood vessels and decreasing muscle spasms, according to WebMD. Ice helps reduce swelling by constricting blood vessels. More »

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Heat therapy provides relief from arthritis pain by dilating the blood flow to the area to increase blood flow, while cold therapy constricts the blood vessels to numb the pain. Both are useful in bringing pain relief, b... More »

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Some people believe that the collagen contained in gelatin can strengthen joints affected by arthritis, but there is insufficient evidence to suggest that consuming gelatin can ease arthritis pain as of 2015, according t... More »

Treatments for arthritis symptoms include taking medicine, getting surgery and applying ice packs or heating pads, according to Mayo Clinic. Lifestyle changes such as exercising more and losing weight may help to reduce ... More »

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Home treatments for temporomandibular jaw disorder, or TMJ, include over-the-counter medications, cold or moist heat packs, and lifestyle modifications, according to WebMD. Learning relaxation techniques to loosen the ja... More »

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Cold compresses or cold packs are more likely to provide relief to gout pain sufferers than heat, says WebMD. Resting the joint and increasing water intake are also recommended home care treatments, and there are medicat... More »

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