- This therapy can be used during sub-acute or chronic phases of pain/discomfort generally. Place towel in between moist heat and skin. (Note: Do not place directly on skin & do not use for longer than 20min.)
- This therapy can be used during acute trauma or severe muscle spasm. Wrap ice pack in pillowcase, and apply to area. (Note: Do not place directly on skin & do not use for longer than 20min.)
- Ice pack therapy for 10 min, followed by Warm moist heat for 10 min, followed by 10 min of ice therapy again, breaking for 10 min in between each; you may use a hot bath in place of moist heat. Repeat hourly as necessary.
Epsom Salt Bath
- In a “heated to tolerance” bath tub, add 2 cups Epsom salts, and lie in bath with affected area directly on the salts. 10 minutes max or when sweating begins. Repeat daily for inflammation, muscle aches, and joint pain.
Self Trigger Point Therapy
- Combine two tennis balls in a knee/dress sock, and tie a knot so that they remain inside. Utilize them with pressure to relieve local and referral pain from fascial adhesions.