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Alternative Names Muscle pain; Myalgia; Pain - muscles Home Care For muscle pain from overuse or injury, rest that body part and take acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Apply ice for the first 24 - 72 hours of an injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing. Muscle aches from overuse and fibromyalgia often respond well to massage. Gentle stretching exercises after a long rest period are also helpful. Regular exercise can help restore proper muscle tone. Walking, cycling, and swimming are good aerobic activities to try. A physical therapist can teach you stretching, toning, and aerobic exercises to feel better and stay pain-free. Begin slowly and increase workouts gradually. Avoid high-impact aerobic activities and weight lifting when injured or while in pain. Be sure to get plenty of sleep and try to reduce stress. Yoga and meditation are excellent ways to help you sleep and relax. If home measures aren't working, call your doctor, who will consider prescriptio...
Does your mom need some pain relief this Mother's Day? Many moms ( and women ) live with chronic pain. Anyone who lives with chronic pain knows that there are many, many products available that tailor to those with aches and pains. Let's take a look at some gift ideas for moms in pain.
1) Healing Yoga for Aches and Pains : One of my long time patients has tried many exercise DVD's on the market, searching for a program that she could do without increasing her pain. After many trials, she strongly recommends this DVD. Encompassing all the positive benefits of yoga without the painful side-effects. This gentle program can empower a mom in pain.
2) Biofreeze : Over the years, many people of told me about the benefits of Biofreeze, a topical pain reliever that is available without a prescription. Available in a gel or a spray, it is nice to have a pain relieving option that is not a pill.
Most of us with RA have pain in our feet and ankles. According to an article I read on Medscape, up to 85 percent of people with RA will experience painful feet or ankles at sometime during their life with this disease. During the first year of diagnosis, 57 percent of patients report foot and/or ankle pain.
Statistics are important, but statistics are numbers. What really matters to us is that our feet hurt . When our feet hurt, we have trouble getting around, and that is a bad thing for anyone. Not being able to walk keeps us from going places we want to go. It limits even more the amount of exercise we are able to do on a daily basis, and it isolates us socially.
A few weeks ago, I was experiencing a lot of pain in my feet and ankles. I noticed that I was “shuffling” instead of walking, and I was walking on the inside edges of my feet. My ankles were turning in, as evidenced by the shoes sitting in my closet. They all looked as though a I was wearing them w...
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