10 Ways To Treat Pain At Home

In today’s post I will be sharing 10 ways to treat pain at home. Many people suffer from pain due to illness, an accident, injury, or other reasons. There are various things that you can do at home to provide pain relief. However, if you try any of the following remedies and the pain gets worse, or you experience numbness, a tingling sensation, or burning, be sure to consult your doctor.


10 Ways To Treat Pain At Home


This one might sound strange, but the word “rice” is not referring to the staple that many people eat with homemade stews or curries. The rice I am referring for, stands for:

  • R – Rest
  • I – Ice
  • C – Compress
  • E – Elevate

This treatment is a commonplace remedy for treating minor bruising or sprains. You need to ice the injury soon after it happened and place pressure on the affected area with a bandage or elastic wrap. If you have hurt a leg or arm, raise it above heart level to help with keeping swelling down. Try to rest but not for too long. Try to move as soon as you feel up to it.

Topical Pain Remedies

These are things like sprays, gels, creams, and patches that you can buy over-the-counter at your local pharmacy or grocery store. They often provide pain relief without any severe side effects.


Anti-Inflammatory Medications

OTC meds like naproxen, aspirin, or ibuprofen is often used for treating pain linked to inflammation, for instance, a sprain. You do not require a prescription to buy them, however, you should take them mindfully.  Excessive or long term use or large doses can lead to:

  • Nausea and stomach pain
  • Kidney disease (prolonged overuse)
  • High blood pressure
  • Ulcers

If you already suffer from ulcers, high blood pressure, or kidney disease, speak to your doctor first.

Multi-Purpose Washcloth

To keep the pain and swelling that is linked to strains and sprains manageable, you can wrap a washcloth around a bag of frozen veggies, or take a plastic bag and fill it with ice cubes. Place it over the affected area. You can also use a warm, damp washcloth for treating different types of infections, for instance, an infected cut, a sore lump on your eyelid that was caused by an infected eyelash,  or a boil. On the other hand, a cool washcloth helps for itchiness and pain caused from having pink eyes.


No matter if it is given by a friend, relative, or a professional, or even yourself, massage is useful for providing pain relief for various types of pain, like back aches or headaches.


You can use water to treat burns and to clean scrapes and cuts. For burns you can hold the injured area in cool water or you can place a cold compress over it. If the skin blisters, turns black, brown, or white, or loses feeling, you should call for medical assistance straight away.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a commonplace remedy for pain relief after surgery or injury. It can come in handy for treating pain from injuries like a pulled muscle or twisted ankle. Speak to your doctor about some physical therapy exercises you can do at home.

Take a Hot Bath

A hot bath can help with various conditions that are linked to muscles, bones, and tendons. This includes conditions like joint pain and lower back pain. While lying in the warm water, you can do gentle stretches to work these areas.


If the pain persists, you can try some mental discipline for pain management. Clearing your mind from negative thoughts and focusing on a singular point, like your breathing for example can provide relief. Meditation alongside breathing exercises might just do the trick.

Aerobic Exercises

People who engage in aerobic exercising like cycling or running are less prone to develop aches and pains. Speak to your physician about whether aerobic exercises are suitable for you according to your health.


I hope you have found these 10 ways to treat pain at home helpful and that you will try a few of them to see if it brings some relief.





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