Pain is one of the most important and reliable “indicators” our bodies have developed over time, and it tells us that things just aren’t quite right in the body.
At the same time, constant and chronic sources of pain can be incredibly debilitating – to the point where they are all you can think about during the day and everything that keeps you up at night when you’re trying to get some rest.
A lot of people have become slaves to constant and consistent pain. Many continue to try to push through chronic pain, realizing that they become significantly less productive but unsure or unaware of how to resolve this pain all on their own. Others end up taking painkillers on a daily basis. That will work for the short term. But painkillers, especially strong prescription strength painkillers like codeine or co-codamol can end up leading to all sorts of side effect and have the potential to be abused.
Thankfully though, there are a number of different things you’re going to be able to do to kick your pain to the curb once and for all. We’ve included a couple of tips and tricks from top medical experts all over the world to help you do exactly that so that you’re able to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle once again.
Dealing with plantar fasciitis?
Folks that are sick and tired of always feeling sick and tired almost always decide to take up running to get back into the swing of things, and usually push themselves a lot harder and a lot further than they should write out of the gate. That can so easily go wrong and you end up on the hurting end of pain. Fitness is fine. But if you are out of shape, it’s essential that you approach it with extreme care.
If you have fallen into this trap (like so many millions all over the world), the odds are pretty good that you’re dealing with a nasty plantar fasciitis flareup that sends shooting pain throughout your body.
You’ll want to get your hands on a quality over-the-counter pain reliever (like ibuprofen) or a top-notch prescription painkiller from your medical doctor, but you’ll also want to ice down tight calf muscles and Achilles tendons just as soon as you get back home from your run. Co-Codamol can be especially effective here as it combines the strength of two proven painkillers codeine and paracetamol.
The cold will help speed up your recovery. If you have compression socks now is the time to throw them on.
Fighting heartburn all the time?
Over-the-counter antacid blockers work wonders to help people control heartburn, though there are quite a few prescription pills out there that are even more impactful and faster working that may be worth investigating.
At the same time, if you want to be able to resolve your heartburn all on your own it’s a good idea to put a couple of blocks of foam up near your pillows so that your body is angled downwards from your head to your toes while you sleep. This will force the acid to fight gravity, and may help contain it while you sleep so that you don’t wake up in pain.