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Are you in pain? You can do this yourself!

Resolving acute pain

In acute pain are often puzzled as to what to do with the problem and that it is not always help in the direct vicinity. Fortunately, there are some steps you can do at home to calm irritation and reduce pain.

o One of the most common tips are to put ice on the area. By cooling the area will calm down the irritated process, and that will reduce the pain. Is gladly also down approximately One week after symptoms have subsided as this can have a positive effect on local circulation.
o One should relieve the area to not increase annoyance, easy movement is, however, still appropriate.
o It will reduce muscle spasms and irrigation of wastes. It’s better with movement over short periods and repeatedly. It is also important with varied movements.
o Drink more water than usual and avoid diuretic liquids such as coffee, tea and alcohol. This helps the evolution of stroke drugs.
o It is important to consult with someone who can help on the issue and if the pain becomes unbearable then painkillers help a bit on this.
o Below we have listed the most common recommended action into sections on the basis of the area you have hurt.

Neck

o Ice the area for 20 min, pause for 20 min and then ice again for 20 min outside of a thin kitchen towel.
o Repeat this process about 3 times during the day, when required.
o Keep your neck moving within the pain threshold.
o Find a good position at work or home, avoid stressful position and vary movements.
o Get mobile and data on eye level.
o Take pain medication if the pain becomes unbearable.
o Please contact us if the pain persists.

Shoulder

o Ice the area for 20 min, pause for 20 min and then ice again for 20 min outside of a thin kitchen towel. Repeat this process about 3 times during the day, when required.
o Avoid large movements of the shoulder and especially movements whatsoever. Make small movements to maintain muscle tension level.
o In acute trauma, it may be okay to contact for investigation and possible. Referring to radiology.
o Take pain medication if the pain becomes unbearable.
o If the shoulder is so bad that no movement is possible, sling used to relieve and lessen the pain.
o Please contact us if the pain persists.

Lumbar

o Ice the area for 20 min, pause for 30 min and then ice again for 20 min outside of a thin kitchen towel. Repeat this process about 3 times during the day, when required
o Take short trips of 5 x 10 min
o Avoid sitting over longer periods. Alternated positions from lying down, standing and sitting
o Avoid Forward Lean and rotation. It is not recommended to cycle, vacuuming, taking out the dishwasher etc. Keep sway in the lumbar to reduce the risk of further irritation.
o Take pain medication if the pain becomes unbearable.
o Please contact us if the pain persists.

Knee and ankle

o Ice the area for 20 min, pause for 20 min and then ice again for 20 min outside of a thin kitchen towel. Repeat this process about 3 times during the day, when required
o Use compression bandage and hold the leg high.
o Avoid much emphasis on the area when it is painful, but try anyway to put emphasis on the area as soon as you know that it is possible.
o Use crutches if necessary.
o Please contact us to rule out any serious damage.
o Take pain medication if the pain becomes unbearable.

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