Muscle strain and ligament sprain, neck pain, Uncategorized

The right pillow to support your neck

The right pillow is essential in keeping the neck in a supported position with neutral alignment during sleep. Without the right pillow support, the neck will be stressed which will lead to daytime neck pain or stiffness.

The key is to find a pillow that is the right height and firm for the person’s size, sleeping position, and personal preferences. A pillow that is too high or firm does not allow the neck to relax fully during sleep. On the other hand, a pillow that is too flat also puts strain on the neck.

The best pillow for neck is firm enough to hold the head at a healthy angle, but soft enough to alleviate pressure points. Most sleepers find success with either memory foam, latex, buckwheat, or feather pillow, as these materials offer the best balance of support and pressure relief.

This pillow is available on the following link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08N12M5QS?ref=myi_title_dp

Muscle strain and ligament sprain

HOW TO RELIEVE MUSCLE PAIN?

To help relieve muscle pain caused by injury the advice is:

  • Rest the affected area,
  • Apply icepack or ice wrapped in a towel or use heat therapy. Do not apply ice directly to the skin,
  • In conjunction with hot/cold therapy try pain relief medication.

To help relieve muscle pain caused by exercise the advice is:

  • Gentle stretch the affected muscle and keep moving with some gentle exercises,
  • Avoid very strenuous or high-impact activities for a while,
  • Use relaxation techniques such as meditation to reduce tension,
  • Try medicated gel for pain relief.