If you suffer from chronic pain, your bathroom cabinet and bedside table almost certainly hold an assortment of NSAIDS – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
NSAIDS (such as Advil, Ibuprofen, Motril, etc.) are a class of pharmaceuticals that reduce fever and act as an analgesic. In higher doses, they act as an anti-inflammatory.
Because you can buy them over the counter without a prescription at any corner drugstore, they may appear to be a harmless panacea in a bottle. While temporary relief can be awfully inviting, there are three good reasons (and probably more) not to take NSAIDS to lessen your chronic pain.
Why People With Chronic Pain Should Beware Of Taking NSAIDS
Currently there are several studies that suggest that NSAIDS might inhibit healing in muscles, bones and tendons. An article in Live Bravely Outside states: “It’s thought that a group of muscle stem cells called satellite cells play an important role in muscle repair, and that NSAIDs may inhibit the proliferation of those cells in response to injury.“
You have to keep popping pills to get some temporary relief. Soon you’ll find it necessary to slowly increase your daily dosage in order to maintain the same level of pain relief. Taken long term, this can cause pathological changes in your kidneys and liver, leading to serious and even life threatening conditions.
Reason #3 – Why Not To Take NSAIDS
You may have an abnormal foot structure – the Rothbarts Foot or Preclinical Clubfoot Deformity – which is most likely the cause of your chronic pain. If you have one of these common foot structures and you don’t effectively treat it, you’ll be taking NSAIDS for the rest of your life.
With these three good reasons not to take NSAIDS for chronic pain, let’s put down the bottle and look at a much more reasonable and effective course of action. If you have a Rothbarts Foot or Preclinical Clubfoot Deformity, your best and only real solution to permanently eliminate your chronic pain is to effectively treat your abnormal foot structure. This is done through Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures I discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with Professor/Dr. Rothbart might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
To find out if you may have one of two common inherited, abnormal foot structures that cause chronic muscle and joint pain, take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire.
As you learn more about my 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.