Whether you’ve suffered an injury or experience general wear and tear of the body, aches and pains are an ailment that almost everyone experiences. If you wish to avoid potential side effects of medication and are seeking a non-invasive treatment, there are several ways to lessen pain in your daily life.
Here are a few simple tips that you can try to help ease the pain.
If you’re suffering from aches and pains, you may have ruled out exercise due to being in too much pain. Simple, gentle activities such as going for a walk or swimming can help reduce pain.
Exercise can help strengthen muscles that would otherwise become weaker and make things more difficult. Exercising also releases endorphins, which is a known chemical the body produces to ease pain and uplift your mood.
If exercising is not something you are able to do, stretching is an excellent way to get the body moving. Gentle stretching can help loosen stiff muscles and joints and improve mobility. The stretches you perform can be as simple as squeezing your shoulders back or pulling your arms above your head.
If you are planning to exercise, stretching is especially good to do beforehand to warm the body up.
Hot and Cold Compress
Applying hot or cold compresses or creams to aching joints and pains is a tried and true method of relieving discomfort. Using heat increases blood flow and loosens joints. Electric heating pads or even a warm bath can do the trick.
Alternatively, applying a cold compress helps reduce inflammation. Applying ice or freezable gel for 30 minutes to the affected area should greatly relieve and aches or pains.
Taking slow, deep breaths can help ease pain and relax you. When in pain, it may be natural for you to take shallow, rapid breaths. This can make you anxious and increase the pain you are feeling.
Focusing on taking deep breaths can make you feel more relaxed and distract the mind from focusing on any aches or pains you are experiencing.
The team at Advanced Regenerative Medicine of Idaho hope these simple and effective tips can help you reduce your pain. Long term pain may be helped by these tips but also may require additional treatment. We are leaders in natural, non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical pain relief methods.
If this sounds interesting to you, feel free to contact us. We are here to help and answer any questions you may have.