We all use various means of dealing with pain. Some types of pain will gradually go away with rest and aspirin, and in some cases, mild exercise. Other types of pain require intervention in the form of medical treatment or therapy.
There are various kinds of self-treatment methods for coping with pain, including:
- Massage therapy
- Ice therapy
- Heat therapy
- Water therapy (such as a gentle hydro massage)
In any event, no one deserves to endure pain needlessly. Of course, acute pain that lasts more than a day or two may be a sign that you need medical attention. The key is never ignoring pain, for it is an indication that something has gone wrong with your body.
Exercise and other kinds of physical activity can go far in keeping your body strong and healthy, able to fight disease and ward off injuries from pulling, pushing and lifting. A healthy and fit body also generally recovers faster from injury and pain. In general, there are three basic types of exercise:Read more
In many cases, temporary pain, and even additional injury, can be minimized and even avoided by a simple application of ice. Ice, applied in a timely manner and in an appropriate way, can reduce inflammation. Inflammation left unchecked can allow the source of the pain to continue doing damage to muscles,Read more