Tips To Help With Your Chronic Pain Management

Posted on: 10 March 2023

Do you have an ache somewhere on your body that just won't go away? It could be your back, your hips, your shoulders, your legs or really anywhere. If you can't seem to get through the day without wincing due to ongoing and seemingly never-ending pain, here are some tips that might help.

Use Relaxation Techniques Daily

It's possible your body could be hurting because you have too much tension in your muscles. Daily relaxation techniques like meditation or yoga may be able to help. If you don't have the time to do a full routine, just sitting quietly and breathing in and out for a bit may help. The idea is to make an active effort to try and remove at least some stress from your life so that it's not weighing heavily on your mind and body and contributing to the pain.

Stretch It Out

Regular stretching of every major muscle group and in particular the part of your body with the problem can also help. Stretching can help relieve tension just like those relaxation techniques. Your body will become more flexible over time with regular stretching and that can also help keep the ache away.

Plan to Take Breaks

If you notice the pain coming back every time you have to exert yourself or stand up for a long time, try and create a schedule that will allow you to take breaks every now and then. Get off your feet if necessary or get into a position that will remove all weight from the problem area. If you work a job where this is not possible, you might want to consider using some sick time or a doctor's note to get an excuse for some time off so you can finally get this problem under control.

Strengthen Your Body and Lose Weight

Regular exercise of the body part in question and of your entire body can also help. A stronger body is one that will not start aching at the first sign of exertion. Another strategy to consider is going on a diet and losing weight if you know you are a bit overweight at the moment. Too much weight can put extra pressure on or cause tension in other areas of your body. You'll be literally taking the load off with a combination of exercise and a better diet.

Contact an Orthopedist

If traditional treatment options for chronic pain management are not working for you, it's time to contact a professional. A local orthopedist or physical therapist may be able to pinpoint the source of the problem and give you some more advanced treatment options to finally get this problem under control.

For more info, reach out to a chronic pain management service.