Treatment of Pain and Inflammation

Professional rehabilitation therapists treat pain and inflammation. This treatment can help the activity to be flexible and enable people to participate in rehabilitation more fully. Techniques for treating pain and inflammation include heat therapy, cold therapy, electrical stimulation, traction, massage, and acupuncture. Although it seems more effective for severe pain cold therapy, it is usually up to the patient to decide whether therapist or fever therapy is used.

Care must be taken when using heat therapy and cold therapy to avoid burns and frostbite.

Heat therapy
Heat therapy increases blood flow and makes connective tissue more flexible. Heating increases blood flow and connective tissue activity, temporarily relieving joint stiffness, pain and muscle spasms. Heat can also help reduce inflammation and fluid accumulation (edema) in tissues. Heat therapy is used for inflammation (including various arthritis), muscle spasms, and injuries such as sprains and strains.

Heat therapy can be deep or shallow. Hot wrap, infrared heating, paraffin (heated wax) bath, and hydrotherapy (fluctuating warm water) provide shallow treatment. High-frequency sound waves (ultrasound therapy) can be used to generate heat in deep tissues.

Not: suitable for people with severe heart, liver, kidney disease, peripheral vascular disease or decreased skin sensation.

The former [lightly taken care of] chronic inflammation is not easy to detect, in fact, it is the culprit of many diseases of the body. It is written that even if you do not see a wound, the chronic inflammation that occurs in the body is almost linked to all diseases. In fact, the inflammation of the body can be traced back to the source, and has a great correlation with eating. If the diet is excessive or uneven, the fat will accumulate around the internal organs, which may cause an inflammatory reaction of the whole body and cause disease.

Although anti-inflammatory diets seem to be commonplace, there are many benefits to implementation. Can be improved: rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, asthma, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and colorectal cancer.

3 major anti-inflammatory foods:
1. Vegetables, fruits: Many fruits and vegetables are rich in anti-inflammatory ingredients of phytochemicals, such as: anthocyanins, quercetin, etc., all help to improve the body’s inflammatory response. Among the top 7 anti-inflammatory foods that are recognized are: onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, purple broccoli, and cherries.

2. Nuts, oils and fats: In addition to fruits and vegetables containing phytochemicals, foods containing OMEGA-3 also have anti-inflammatory effects. Therefore, nuts, walnuts, olive oil, linseed oil, canola oil, bitter tea oil, and even deep-sea fish are good choices.

3. Green tea: In recent years, many studies have also pointed out that green tea containing tea polyphenols has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

6 foods that induce inflammation:
1. Sugar: In addition to eating too much sugar can cause tooth decay, sugar is also associated with long-term diseases such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.

2. Dairy products: About 60% of the world’s people cannot digest milk, and milk is an allergen that causes inflammation. These include gastrointestinal pains such as constipation and diarrhea, as well as skin diseases such as rashes, urticaria, acne and difficulty breathing.

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3. Trans fat: increase bad cholesterol and reduce good cholesterol. They increase inflammation, resistance to insulin, obesity, and cause degenerative diseases. There are trans fats in fried foods and fast foods, and it can also be found in foods made from artificial butter and hydrogenated oil.

4. Excessive alcohol: Drinking alcohol can cause inflammation of the throat, esophagus and liver. This chronic inflammation promotes tumor growth and leads to cancer.

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5. Processed meat: Medical research has targeted a molecule that is not naturally produced by humans (Neu5Gc). After ingesting this compound, the body begins to produce anti-Neu5Gc antibodies that cause chronic inflammation. This inflammation is associated with heart disease and cancer.

6. Refined grains: Many of the grains we eat are refined. The refined grain has no vitamin B and fiber, only empty heat. They cause hyperglycemia, leading to degenerative diseases such as coronary heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The most common are: white rice, white bread, white flour, noodles, pastries, pasta and biscuits.