July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is not a condition that only affects adults or senior citizens. Nearly 300,000 children in the U.S. have arthritis, and the cause of arthritis is largely unknown.
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, doctors treat juvenile arthritis with a combination of efforts that may include medicine and also includes reducing joint pain and swelling.
Living with arthritis on a daily basis is a challenge that can be overcome by taking appropriate steps to care for your body. If your child has juvenile arthritis, management will involve keeping them active but taking precaution against arthritis flares and activities that cause too much stress on joints.
Don’t settle on regular ice packs
Relieving pain symptoms is important for managing your child’s arthritis. When pain and inflammation hit, here are some go-to products for instant relief.
The Soft Comfort Standard Hot & Cold Pad may be just the right size for your child, measuring 6 inches by 10 inches. Store in the freezer for cold treatments to soothe inflammation or microwave for pain-relieving heat therapy. The Soft Comfort Standard Hot & Cold Pad is made of non-toxic biodegradable gel and has a frost-free cover that requires no towels to be wrapped around it for comfortable use.
Also try the ProtoCold Small Cold Wrap, which is made for small areas of the body such as the hands, wrists, elbows and ankles. This small pad may be just what your child needs for some soothing relief on these areas of the body. ProtoCold wraps and pads are safe. They use time-released cold treatments to prevent damage to the skin when left on longer than the recommended treatment time.
The ProtoCold Half Size Cold Pad may also be a good fit for your child. It comes with a strap to allow you to attach it to many areas of the body, wherever you want to apply cold treatments to relieve inflammation or pain.
Go for natural pain relief
You can also buy our over-the-counter pain-relieving creams and gels.
The TriDerma Pain Relief Cream contains natural anti-inflammatory properties like Amica and Boswellia in order to reduce pain.
Try the all-natural HTA (Heat Therapy Activator) Pain Relief Spray. Spray it on the painful area of your body and get instant relief instead of waiting on a pill to work its way into your system, which could take up to 20 minutes.
Pain with arthritis is inevitable, but it can be defeated with treatments and home remedies. These products are proven to deliver relief and reduce inflammation.