How to Ease Pain From Shoveling This Winter

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How to Ease Pain From Shoveling This Winter

snow covered trees with a trail of fresh footprints

snow covered trees with a trail of fresh footprints

snow covered trees with a trail of fresh footprints

snow covered trees with a trail of fresh footprints

Adela Storey

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Throughout the past few days, Massachusetts has gotten a fair amount of snow. The amount of snow received from the storm on March 4 ranges from 4 inches in some areas to over 16 inches around Boston. With this much snow, shoveling incited neck and back pain is bound to happen in people of all ages. Although these pains are uncomfortable, there are some remedies to help ease this pain so tasks can be completed without discomfort.

Hot and Cold adhesive packs help to loosen muscles, reduce inflammation, and numb any pain that might be present. These packs are found at most supermarkets or drug stores for around five dollars. If there is no time to rush to the store, it is possible to create your own remedy. Just fill a sealable plastic bag with ice (sandwich bags work perfectly), wrap it in a towel, and put it onto the stiff area. Then, take a hot shower, heat up a heating pad or use a hot water bottle and concentrate it on the area that hurts. You may need to alternate a few times for best comfort.

Homeremediesforlife.com suggests a peppermint and eucalyptus balm that can be created by melting 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and a tablespoon of beeswax over medium heat, then adding 5 drops of peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil. This mixture must cool for 5 to 10 minutes to prevent burning the skin and also to get the right balmy texture. After, just apply the balm to the sore area, but be sure to avoid the eye area.

As everyone knows, a massage is an option to work out muscle soreness, although it can get expensive. Along with a professional or at home massage; acupuncture, physiotherapy, or contacting a chiropractor are also good options to beat pain from shoveling this winter.

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Adela Storey, Staff Writer

I’m Adela Storey, a staff writer for the Palmer Pawprint. I joined Pawprint my sophomore because of my love for writing. During that time I helped get...

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