Dealing With The Aches And Pains That Come With Age

Contribute by Freddy Hobbs

As we get older, our body will become less supple and flexible which can result in a few more age-related aches and pains. For instance, you might start to notice that you suffer from mild back pain a lot more, as well as other niggles in common problem areas like the knees and shoulders. Most of the time, these are nothing to worry about and are more annoying than painful. However, they might mean that you struggle to keep up with your kids!

Do you wish you could deal with the aches and pains a bit better? Here are some great tips.

Stay Active

If you are aching and in some discomfort, you might be tempted to rest up to give your joints some time off. However, this is actually the worst thing you can do with most age-related aches and pains. You will actually find that the pain is very quickly relieved by staying active. Most aches and pains that people get as they get older are as a result of them underusing certain joints and muscles. So, you might want to start some gentle exercise to make sure that everything is being stretched and used just as much as it should be.

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Take Over-The-Counter Pain Relief

If your aches become very annoying, you can always soothe the pain with some over-the-counter pain relief. You shouldn’t need anything stronger than these, so there is no point going to your doctor in the hope of being prescribed something very strong. When looking for pain relief, try to find a tablet like ibuprofen that can also reduce inflammation in muscles. This can be especially effective if your aches and pains are in your muscles. 

See A Physio

It might also be worth booking an appointment with a health professional who specializes in physiotherapy. This could be useful if the two points mentioned above don’t seem to help you manage your discomfort all that well. They will examine you and determine the cause of your aching. Once they know the reason behind it, they will be able to decide on the right kind of treatment for you. If it looks like there is a more serious underlying condition behind it, they will be able to refer you a specialist for further checks.

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Photo by Jeremy Bishop

Try Doing Some Yoga

Yoga is such a great form of exercise for a number of reasons. First of all, it will really help you relax which can be a great way to take your mind off the pain. Not only that, though, but it also helps you keep your body strong and supple as you will need to do plenty of stretching while holding the various poses. By stretching, you will be stretching out which can help to release all kinds of tension in your muscles and joints. Eventually, after practicing yoga for some time, you might find that your discomfort significantly reduces or disappears completely.

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Hopefully, carrying out some of the tips above can help you get on top of all age-related aches and pains.

Post Contribute by Freddy Hobbs

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