Understand and Manage Your Pain Tips
Reducing stress can help to ease pain. Exercise, meditation, or even just hanging out with friends are all great ways to relax.
Next: Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is a natural can improve quality of life by impacting mood as well as manage the pain. In a study of massage therapy for knee osteoarthritis, a group receiving massage therapy for the pain showed significant improvement in pain, stiffness and physical function.
Next: Have Fun!
It's true that chronic pain isn't fun. But sitting around dwelling on your discomfort will only make it worse! Fun activities that you enjoy, especially if they are with friends, can help to take your mind off your pain, improve your quality of life, and ease your symptoms.
Next: Warm Up!
If sore joints are interfering with your ability to exercise, make sure you stretch and warm up well before you begin your activity. Many people find that by warming up first, they are able to better participate in their fitness activity.
Next: Get Sleep
Lack of sleep has been shown to cause inflammation and stress hormones to increase; both of which can make symptoms of chronic pain worse. Getting enough sleep is an important step in keeping your symptoms under control.
Next: Cut Down On Stress
Understand and Manage Your Pain Videos
The following videos present information about pain, as well as changes you can make to improve your symptoms and quality of life. Click on a title below to view the video.
Understand and Manage Your Pain Articles
Understand and Manage Your PainOur expert team of doctors and pharmacists receive many questions about pain. Many of these questions are from individuals seeking information about treatments, as well as dietary and lifestyle changes thay can make to improve their condition. The following questions deal with pain, medications, lifestyle changes, and dietary advice. Click on the questions below to see the answers.