Whether you simply worked out too much, you have arthritis, or you are a chronic pain sufferer, there are many ways to help sore joints and other pains. Even pains from aging or overworking yourself (like repetitive motion injuries from your job) can be relieved, at least somewhat, through medical and alternative means.
Pain management is an important thing for those of you that suffer from chronic pain. It can be difficult to get through each and every day with your pain, and it can even put you in a permanently bad mood. So, what can you do about it aside from visiting the doctor and getting some medication?
Take Better Care Of Yourself
There are foods that can help you fight pain, and sometimes, just staying at a healthy weight can make a huge difference as well. This is why it is important to eat a healthy diet, so that you can be healthy and pain free, or at least be able to better control pain.
Some of the foods that can help you fight pain include coffee, ginger, grapes, and turmeric. Foods rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, like fish and nuts, can also help your joints and help you fight pain. The fresher your diet the healthier you will be.
Yoga is amazing and it does a ton of things for the body, from letting you be more flexible to fighting stress. Another thing that science has found yoga can do is relieve chronic pain. The bonus about yoga, over other forms of exercise, it that you go through a slower pace of motions, doing the different poses.
When doing yoga you don’t need to worry about doing the poses the same as the flexible expert next to you. Take it slow, do what you can, worry about form and steadiness, not standing on your head.
Try An Alternative Therapy
There are many alternative therapies that can help relieve pain. Acupuncture has been used for centuries to migraines, and it can also help with things like fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions. If those filament needles scare you, you can try acupressure instead.
Other treatments that work for pain include massage, aromatherapy, herbal remedies, and even biofeedback. It is important to discuss these therapies with your doctor before trying them out. Some herbal remedies can have effects on prescription medications.
You don’t have to simply live with your chronic pain. There are things, other than medication and surgery, that can help you get past your pain and get on with your life. Do some research and you may be amazed at the things that can help you lower the amount of pain you suffer from each day.
Originally posted on November 15, 2015 @ 11:02 pm