Every day, every position, everything can hurt.
It’s easy to let your whole world be controlled by the discomfort.
Decisions get made on what will hurt less.
Plans get cancelled because you just can’t risk it.
You know the routine, and you know it’s no way to live.
What IS Musculoskeletal Pain?
In spite of the fancy name, musculoskeletal pain is actually really easy to understand – it’s any pain in the muscles, ligaments, tendons and/or bones.
Your whole body may ache. The pain may make sleeping difficult, so you’re tired all the time. But even when you do rest, you’re still fatigued because the pain drains you.
Sound familiar? If so, then you’re probably dealing with musculoskeletal pain, even if you never know that name for it.
What Causes Musculoskeletal Pain?
The truth is that there are almost as many reasons for musculoskeletal pain as there are people suffering from it. It can be:
- Wear and tear of everyday life
- Injury or trauma
- Overuse OR underuse
- Poor posture
- Sedentary lifestyle…
The list goes on and on. Because there are also specific health conditions that can cause musculoskeletal pain. Conditions like
- Back pain
- Repetitive strain injury
- Muscle spam
Having a name to put to your pain is good news, but perhaps the even better news is that there is something you can do about it.
How to Treat Musculoskeletal Pain
The traditional treatment for musculoskeletal pain is NSAIDs – but they come with all the questionable and downright scary side effects.
Instead of popping an over-the-counter pain pill – or even worse, a prescription pain killer – treat musculoskeletal pain effectively AND safely, with these all-natural treatments…
Temperature therapy – Ice packs and heating pads can be your best friend when you’re in pain. The key is to use them wisely.
If your musculoskeletal pain is new, sharp, or accompanied by swelling, you’re going to want to reach for ice (and depending on how and when it started, check in with a doctor). A good, general rule is to use ice for the first two or three days, then move to heat. If, however, your pain has been around longer than that, you know it’s being caused by tension in the muscles and ligaments, then heat may be the way to go. Where ice constricts blood flow and numbs pain, heat helps relax and soothe tight, sore muscles and attachments.
Exercise – If you just groaned at the thought of hitting the gym or running a marathon because you hurt too badly, stop worrying! That’s not the kind of exercise you need when you’re dealing with musculoskeletal pain. Instead, you’re aiming for more gentle exercises that won’t exacerbate your condition. Stretching, swimming, easy walking. Even tai chi or yoga classes can be very helpful. Eventually, work your way up to simple strength exercises, so that you’re giving your muscles, bones, and joints the support they need to keep you strong.
Massage therapy – Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to relieve musculoskeletal pain. Depending on the massage therapist you go to, they may use long, firm strokes to help relax the muscles and attachments, or they may use firm, strong pressure to release knots. Either way, talk to your massage therapist, explain your condition, and they will be able to make recommendations that will help ease your pain.
Topical pain relievers – Topical pain relievers are better for musculoskeletal pain than pain pills for many reasons. First, you can get all-natural pain relievers that have serious medication working in them – menthol and capsaicin. Just as importantly, you can use exactly the amount of pain reliever you need on the exactly source of your pain. You don’t have to flood your whole system with pain medication just because your knees hurt. And because you put the topical pain reliever directly on the site of your pain, it gets absorbed faster and goes to work almost immediately, instead of you having to wait for it to work its way through your system before it can be effective. So, find a topical pain reliever, like Soothanol X2, and get the powerful medication your pain needs, without the scary side effects.
Musculoskeletal pain can be debilitating – but it doesn’t have to be. Take your life back, with these tips and Soothanol X2.