Regardless of your age and gender, you are bound to experience episodes of pain at some point in your life. Whether the pain is the result of a sports injury or age-related illness, it can be exhausting to cope with, especially if the pain becomes more intense as time ticks away.
If the pain becomes too severe, it can put you out of work, deprive you of social life and even make you lose your income. Together, these elements can deteriorate your mental health, which makes you more susceptible to depression.
There is more than one way you can diagnose and treat your pains before they become too overwhelming. You just need to dig deep into the pain and unearth the root cause to come up with a viable solution.
Pain typically originates from injury.
People often experience pain through exercise and strain. The probability of getting yourself injured increases when you skip that all-important warm-up session simply because you are dying to hit the ground running. Calm down, tiger.
Doing a light warm-up allows the muscles to loosen up and get ready for a physically intense exercise. Before you leave the fitness grounds, please do a couple of cool-down exercises at the end of your workout. It will help prevent any pulls in the muscle to occur post-exercise, and it will prevent the accumulation of lactic acid.
Another thing: do not forget to keep yourself hydrated. You may not know this, but it helps in the prevention of sports injury. If you have sprained your ankle or pulled a muscle, the best thing you can do yourself and your body is rest. Do not force yourself to do anything else for as long as you are still recovering. Use pain medication such as paracetamol or apply ice packs to numb the painful area.
Pain can also come from your line of work, especially if it requires you to stand all day.
I have heard stories of chefs who frequently experience pain around their lower limbs because they cannot afford to take a seat for even ten minutes.
Although our feet are marvels of anatomical engineering, they are designed to be subjected to our bodyweight all day. Now, it may not be as terrible when you are young. However, as time progresses, the joints will be subjected to wear and tear. The pains can be some of the most excruciating of all, especially as you have to carry on working through them.
If you are going to be standing all day, perhaps it is worth scouting around for more supportive, comfy insoles that you can insert into your work boots. These will help ensure that your foot is held at the right angle and provide the much-needed cushion they desire.
It is also not uncommon for corporate individuals working in an office to suffer back and neck pain due to poor sitting posture. Invest in a roll mat – this will help stretch the lower part of your back and reduce the strain. You can also try placing a towel between your upper back and the chair – this will make sure that you sit upright rather than slouching. Providing lumbar support means you can reduce some of the neck pain while working at the desk. Oh, one more thing: stretch your neck daily and if you do not know how to do that, head over to YouTube for videos on how to treat your achy neck after a long day at work.
Final 2¢: You must live with some pains which are beyond your control.
For instance, if you have medical disorders such as arthritis. In these instances, it is best to consult with your physician so that they can prescribe you the proper medications. They may include, but not limited to, physiotherapy and pain killers. You can resort to home remedies as well. Arthritis is a common joint disorder among the older people and is usually the result of how we treat our bodies in our youth. So, be nice to your body and it will be nice to you.