pain relief & after care

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Acute Pain

Acute pain is a warning. Acute pain acts as an alarm by telling the person that something is wrong. The pain is a result of the body’s sensors sending a message to the unconscious mind. This type of pain can be accompanied by anxiety or emotional stress.

Acute pain can be associated with an injury, inflammation, disease process or following surgical intervention. It can prevent you from carrying out your normal activities.

help available through treatments and products

Acute Injuries

Instant Ice packs which can be taken to any sporting event as a precautionary measure.

Following any injury … compression is sometimes needed and the use of elasticated bandages can help to reduce the swelling.

Specialist injury treatment should be carried out after about 4 -7 days.

Treatment may include low level laser therapy (rapidly increases healing with no side effects), ultrasound, combined with deep tissue massage with specific essential oils. Kinesiology taping is advocated for many sporting injuries (tendon and muscle damage) promoting healing. Following any treatment you maybe advised to use either hot or cold therapy or Biofreeze pain relief available in a spray, gel, or roll on.

Rest and relaxation is a great healer.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is common in conditions such as arthritis, cancer, other medical problems or injuries. Aromatherapy and other holistic therapies are extremely effective for nearly all chronic conditions. Unfortunately pain relief tablets tend only to mask the pain for a time period, hence only treating the symptom (pain) and not the cause. Essential oils such as lavender and camomile are proactive in the treatment of wounds, bruising and sprains whilst reducing inflammation.

Rehabilitation and Aftercare

Exercises may be advised to help regain full strength and mobility. The therapist may recommend protective neoprene supports or theraband to aid recovery.

First aid for sports

P. is for Protection – Protect yourself in order to prevent injuries and protect any injuries from further damage.

I. is for Ice – Use instant ice pack or ice from a freezer, an ice pack or even a pack of peas on the injury to reduce the pain and inflammation. Very cold products can induce hypothermia or cold burn so wrapping the ice in a cloth is advisable.

R. is for Rest – Allow an injury time to heal. Being brave and playing on is not always wise. Ensure rehabilitation time to allow even a small injury to heal.

C. is for Compression – Compression of the swollen area will help to reduce the swelling. Cohesive, Tear Tape, crepe or any stretchy bandage will suffice. Do not get these bandages mixed up with EAB (Elastic Adhesive Bandage) which is a product for support and compression that needs training to use.

E. is for Elevation – Elevating the injured area so that it is above the heart, for example raise an injured leg on to a stool. This reduces the flow of blood to the area and reduces swelling. Remember to ensure the client is comfortable and do not elevate an injured area if it causes excessive pain.