There’s lots of gimmicks on the market that talk about relieving inflammation quickly, but nothing is better than just applying cold. Why? It’s natural!
When you’re injured, your body protects itself by creating inflammation around the injury. It’s going to take time to get rid of, and that’s perfectly normal because you’re working towards healing from that injury. There’s going to be good days, and bad days but the most important thing to remember is that when the pain increases, you should be applying cold. Cold works better than pain relievers at quickly reducing pain for you, while pain relievers will take 20-30 minutes to start working.
A lot of doctors recommend cortisone injections to help deal with the pain and reduce inflammation. This is very dangerous, because when the cortisone relieves the pain, you’re still injured – and that pain is what should guide you into keeping within your limits for activity. Being pain free, most people will return to their normal way of life and have little to no pain for a few weeks, but more often than not, when the cortisone wears off, you’re in more pain than you were before the injection. This is because you’ve injured yourself further.
Your body is amazing. It works with you, it protects you, it’s what makes you, you! It’s time to listen to your body. When you feel pain, that’s your body asking you to stop what you’re doing, because you’re hurting yourself. This applies to absolutely everything, including exercising, physical therapy, and daily activities. When you feel pain, and it doesn’t go away after a few minutes, just apply something cold. A gel pack, ice cubes, bag of peas – treat that pain naturally.
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