It’s always been my way of thinking that if you don’t want to live in pain the rest of your life; start searching for a way to permanently get rid of it. Hopefully this site will give you that solution you’ve been looking for. But meanwhile, as you’re in the transition of making that final leap from pain management to pain elimination, the suggestions below will lesson your chronic pain and help make your life a bit more comfortable.
Try These Suggestions To Lesson Your Chronic Pain
Use flannel sheets during the winter. They feel warmer against your skin and won’t ‘shock’ your muscles.
Use a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel to keep your feet, back or hands warm.
Before you get out of bed have a good stretch. Start at your feet and work your way up to your head.
Before getting dressed, warm your cloths by placing them on top of your radiator or dryer.
Use heat and cold for joint pain. Alternate a hot water bottle with an ice pack – three minutes cold/three minutes hot. Do not use hot/cold therapy over skin with poor circulation, over skin that has a poor sensation to heat and cold or if you have diabetes or an infection in the area. Do not use hot/cold therapy over the left shoulder if you have a heart condition.
Use self-help devices, such as jar openers, reach extenders, zipper pulls and buttoning aids.
If you carry a purse, protect your neck and shoulders with a shoulder strap long enough to go around your neck, as opposed to one that sits directly on your shoulder.
Use your body wisely. Do everyday tasks in ways that reduce the stress on your painful joints. For example, when carrying groceries; protect your elbow, wrists and finger joints by using a nap sack.
Simplify your work. Plan ahead, organize and create short cuts.
Ask for help when you need it.
Create a pain management plan. Chart your own pain control methods to see what works best.
Attend positive pain support groups.
Relax with a good massage. Find a well trained massage therapist who is attuned to your body. Before the massage starts, convey any physical problems you are having. Massage should never be painful. “No pain, no gain” is a good motto if you want to feel worse, or do further damage to your body. Drink plenty of water after the massage, which will help carry the lactic acid (released from your muscles) out of your body.
Exercise regularly. Find a physical activity that you like and can do and then stick to it. Regular exercise is not only good for your body; it also helps to lift your spirits.
Get involved in a favorite activity or hobby.
Balance activity with rest. Learn to listen to what your body is telling you. Take breaks when you need them.
Remind yourself what you can do rather than what you cannot do.
Keep a positive attitude. Build your life around wellness, not pain or sickness.
The Leap Of Faith From Pain Management To Pain Elimination
If you suffer with chronic muscle and joint pain, the above suggestions, though helpful, are only pain management.
If pain management hasn’t worked for you, it’s probable that you have an abnormal foot structure; the Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. Because the pain resulting from these common foot structures poorly responds to the suggestions above, continuing to do pain management techniques will be of no long term avail.
If you’re ready to go beyond lessening your chronic pain to eliminating it for good, I urge you to read this site and learn about Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here. http://www.curingchronicpain.com/schedule-an-initial-phone-consultation
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain