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Natural Remedies For Muscle Aches - Part One

by Bella Edward (2019-04-25)

Well do not be too hard on yourself.  Arctic Blast  After all, you had every reason to believe that surgery would make you feel better, not worse. That is probably what persuaded you to go through with it in the first place. The severity of your postoperative pain depends on a number of factors, including the nature of your surgery, your physical and mental state, your previous experience with pain, and whether you develop any complications. Of course, the quality of the postoperative care you receive is important, too. Here are some tips that you can consider to adopt for a speedy, pain-free recovery.

Acupuncture can reduce your need for medication. You can take smaller doses for a shorter period of time. Acupuncture also helps clear your body of anesthesia, so you feel better sooner. Most states have licensing procedures for acupuncturists. Make sure that you choose someone with the proper credentials.

While you do not want to overdo it with painkillers, you also do not want to put off taking them until you are doubled over in pain. If you take your medication when the pain first starts, you may need only one pill. But if you let your pain get really bad, you may have to take three pills and you will still be uncomfortable. It will take an hour or so for the drug to reach its full effectiveness. So when exactly should you take your medicine? It should be when you start noticing an ache or an unpleasant feeling.

Ice is a good local anesthetic and can help reduce pain around your incision during the first 24 hours after surgery. It is recommended putting crushed ice in a plastic bag, wrapping the bag in a towel, then laying the pack over your incision for as long as you are comfortable. Do not use this treatment after the first 24 hours. It can delay wound healing. For the same reason, you should never put anything wet directly on a fresh incision.