It’s a challenge to live a normal life while you are in pain. It is difficult to focus at work or at home, and physical exercise can become a hassle. In some instances, you can alleviate pain with medicine, but it is always prudent to seek medical assistance just in case the pain is a sign of anything more severe.
However, there are instances when there is no actual reason; it could just be your body alerting you that it’s tired or that you need to take better care of it. Before you can help yourself and ensure that you do whatever your body wants you to do, you must first eliminate (or at least reduce) the pain itself; only then can you focus on being fitter and healthier. Here are some pain relief methods that may be useful to you.
Even a little bit of activity can help alleviate pain, and if that’s all you can do, you should do it. Endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, are released into the bloodstream as a result of exercise. They operate by suppressing pain signals, preventing your brain from receiving the information. Therefore, the pain is reduced immediately.
If you can engage in any activity that raises your heart rate for an extended length of time, your body will produce endorphins, and you will not only experience less pain, but you will also feel better in general.
Eat Some Sugar
Although consuming too much sugar is never recommended, eating a small quantity may help you when you are in pain. This can take the shape of chocolate, a biscuit, some sweets, or perhaps ice cream.
Maybe you’ll even bake some sweet treats for yourself. This will make you feel better (assuming you like baking) because you’ll be focusing on a task and not your pain, the smell of the baking can help decrease pain in itself, and then you’ll have something delicious to eat.
Warming up your joints can help relieve discomfort if they are giving you issues. This is due to increased blood flow to the warmed region, suppressing pain signals sent to your brain.
Some ways to do this could be to use a hot water bottle or warming gel pads, for example. A warm bath can also help.
Although we have just recommended warming up painful joints to alleviate pain, it’s actually preferable to cool them down in certain situations. If you have any type of inflammation (such as arthritis), using an ice pack to cool down the afflicted region and decrease the inflammation can also lower the pain associated with it.
Consider Hemp Products
Hemp products can help decrease and even eliminate discomfort. Hemp is not the same as cannabis, and it has no drug-like effects since it contains no THC. Studies have shown hemp patches to favourably affect the body’s endocannabinoid receptors, decreasing pain and inflammation.
Get A Massage
Massage is a fantastic way to alleviate pain since it feels amazing and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and joyful. Massage repositions and stretches the muscles under the skin. This relaxes the muscles and improves blood flow throughout the body, which, as we’ve seen, will usually have a significant effect on how much pain we experience. Furthermore, massage releases endorphins, which reduces pain even further.