Home Remedies for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is not in itself a disease. Most of the time, it is symptomatic of an existing injury or a sudden strain on the muscles. Sometimes, it does not even matter what you do. Whether you are one to spend your day in the gym or sitting in front of your computer, you are most likely to experience shoulder pain from time to time.

Technically, shoulder pain is defined as any discomfort felt in or around the shoulder area. The pain possibly originates from the shoulder joint itself, or from the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that are connected to the shoulder joint. More often than not, shoulder pain only worsens with activity that involves its use.

Like any injury, minor shoulder pain often heals on its own with proper care. When you are feeling mild and tolerable discomfort, you might find the following home remedy for shoulder pain more than handy. Nevertheless, it is best to seek out professional medical help when the pain is unbearable or persistent. Proper diagnosis as always is crucial in the treatment of shoulder strain or injury.

  1. Herbal Remedy

Herbal cure is highly effective in relieving shoulder discomfort. Among the herbs that work best is mint. Freshly crushed mint leaves are known for their anti-inflammatory properties that alleviate pain and swelling. For faster and greater healing effect, consider drinking freshly brewed mint tea.

Green tea also works well in the treatment of stiff shoulder muscles. Rosemary and thyme are also known for their antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. You can either mix these herbs in your food or drink them as tea.

Another popular herbal remedy for shoulder discomfort is garlic paste. Throw in cloves of peeled garlic in the blender, then mixed with olive oil. Alternatively, you can boil it with coconut oil until it turns soft enough to mash into paste. Once you have the finish product, you can apply garlic paste onto affected area.

  1. Aromatherapy

Consider using natural oils to alleviate the discomfort of your shoulder. Massaging natural oils onto the sore areas is known to provide fast and soothing relief. Among the more popular oils include chamomile and lavender. Chamomile is known for its anti-inflammatory properties while lavender is known to relax the stiff muscles and reduce inflammation as well. Marjoram is yet another essential oil that helps alleviate muscle spasms and improve blood circulation. Sage, tea tree oil, and basil are among the other essential oils that are known to remedy sore shoulders.

  1. Hot and Cold Compress

Among the most popular and age-old practices in relieving shoulder discomfort is applying hot and cold compress on the affected area. To do this, consider using an ice bag, a cold pack, or even a bag of frozen vegetables for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Do this for at least a couple of hours in the first 2-3 days of experiencing shoulder pain. Cold compress helps reduce inflammation and discomfort. After 2 to 3 days, when the inflammation has subsided, use a hot pack or a heating pad to relax stiff and sore muscles. Alternatively, a warm bath relaxes sore shoulders just as well.

  1. Rest

Rest is important. Give your body time to heal by resting your shoulder.  Do not lift heavy objects or do any physical activity that could strain further your muscles and increase the pain in your shoulders.  Give your shoulders  2-3 days rest before you start on any more activity on it.

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1 Hour Payday Loans

In the present day financial situation it is a quite normal situation that many people live from paycheck to paycheck trying to make ends meet. This is especially true in the times of financial crisis. There are a lot of workers who lose their jobs and there are many of those who are still employed but this is not just enough. Very often when unexpected situations happen such people start to despair as they do not see any solution. However, there are ways out and one of them is 1 hour payday loans.

These short terms unsecured loans come very handy when some unexpected and urgent bill is to be paid, or if the car broke, or someone in the family got ill. This is apart from all the regular expenses such as school and utility bills and food and so on.

1 hour payday loans can help you when emergency situation arises and there is nowhere to get cash from. In the U.S. every average family gets a paycheck twice a month and this is a good practice as it helps to make sure a person has got enough to last till the next one. A period of 2 weeks is also the term payday loans are provided. They are supposed to be repaid on the payday and the total loan amount includes the interest. This option is pretty convenient when your payday is still far away but money is needed now at the moment.

A borrower in the U.S. is able to lend up to $1,500 with one single loan. However, the amount depends on a person’s income a lot. 1 hour payday loans are very simple and utterly convenient when it comes to procedures of obtaining. There is no hassle and no paperwork – everything is done online. There is no need to write and send, to stand in line and waste time. Every person with access to the Internet can apply for such a loan and get the cash within no time, really.

With such a popularity of payday lending services there are two things one should take into consideration – it is important to find a reliable and reputable lending company; and it is equally important to find the most beneficial interest rate offer. Needles to say, all the payday loans are very expensive; however, it is still possible to find the company with competitive prices and flexible terms.

1 hour payday loans are very beneficial in many ways. They are the solution to many unexpected expenditures and also a quick fix for many breakages. They are easy to obtain and do not involve credit checks, which is a great plus. They are available to a greater amount of people and for many of them such loans are the only option not to get into a serious financial trouble. However, they are supposed to help in emergency situations and are better not used out of habit.

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Poisoned by a Vaccine– and Assaulted by a Turtle

Recently, this list has been making the rounds in anti-vaccine circles, as proof that vaccine-related deaths are real. ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes are part of a standardized system used to facilitate communication between medical experts, researchers, and insurance companies. Anti-vaxxers believe that, because they include poisoning by vaccines, that must mean that vaccine poisoning is a real and common thing.

At first glance, it certainly looks suspicious. Why would insurance companies even have the option of billing for vaccine poisoning, unless it’s something that actually happens with some degree of regularity?

In short, the answer is that there are ICD-9 codes for everything. And I mean everything. Not only can you also find poisoning entries for every conceivable medical substance that exists, but the ICD-9 list, which has over 68,000 entries, also includes some pretty bizarre and even inconceivable injuries. Here are a few of my favorites from both ICD-9 and its follow-up version, ICD-10.

974.1: Poisoning by purine derivative diuretics including theobromine

Literally, actually death by chocolate.

V91.07XA: Burn due to water skis on fire, initial encounter

Distinct from its counterpart entry for people who have had subsequent encounters with burning water skis.

T62.0X3: Toxic effects of ingested mushrooms, assault

Not just poisoning from mushrooms, but, y’know… those times when you’re assaulted with mushrooms. Or by mushrooms. I’m not sure.

W59.22XD: Struck by a turtle, subsequent encounter

This person hasn’t just been hit by a turtle– not bitten, but struck by a turtle– but it’s happened more than once.

V97.33XD: Sucked into a jet engine, subsequent encounter

The only person in the world with worse luck than the victim of a serial attack-turtle… was apparently sucked into a jet engine and survived long enough to be sucked into another jet engine later on.

W55.29XA: Other contact with a cow, subsequent encounter

“Other” contact with a cow. My brain goes to some strange and disturbing places trying to imagine what gets this entry.

V00.01XD: Pedestrian on foot injured in collision with roller skater, subsequent encounter.

I hate it when I get hit by a roller skater more than once.

X52.XXXA: Prolonged stay in weightless environment.

Well, astronauts need medical care too, right?

V95.45: Spacecraft explosion injuring occupant

Because when a rocket ship explodes, the occupants are definitely going to survive long enough to be treated and billed for their injuries.

W22.0XD: Walked into a lamppost, subsequent encounter

Okay, guys, we all do things when we’re drunk or texting, but I think this is something you get a pass for exactly one time. If you’re having subsequent collisions with lamp posts, you need help.

Bottom line? Yes, there are insurance code entries for poisoning by vaccines. But that doesn’t mean that vaccine poisoning is an epidemic, or even that it has necessarily ever happened. Unless you’re also willing to use the ICD-9 and ICD-10 as evidence that our Reptilian Overlords are covering up an epidemic of turtle attacks, it’s patently nonsense to use it as evidence of an epidemic of vaccine-related poisoning.

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