Everyone seems to experience some form of pain or inflammation at some stage.

The following may be useful in helping you to find relief for mild/ less severe pain when at home. Remember to always seek medical attention if you experience severe pain, are unable to find relief for pain or if you require pain medication.

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Application of ice or heat

The application of heat or ice can be used as a means of pain relief, depending on the need. Heat can be applied to aching, stiff muscles while ice is usually applied to injuries. Ice helps to calm down inflamed or swollen tissues.

Remember that severe burns will require immediate medical attention.


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Relaxation techniques

Consider practicing a form of relaxation technique. Yoga and meditation tend to be two of the most common of techniques. They can help calm and relax your body and mind, as well as relieve pain too. These techniques can be practiced in the comfort of your own home. They are known to help relieve stress too.


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Exercise or massage

Exercise releases those feel good hormones known as endorphins. Endorphins are often regarded as the body’s natural painkillers. Engaging in a regular exercise routine can offer many potential benefits to the body such as better flexibility, strength as well as muscle tone. It may help to diminish pain in the long term as you become more fit and strong.

Just like exercise, a massage can improve your blood circulation whilst relieving tension and stress. It can thus help to relieve pain and discomfort too.