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Soothe the Pain with these Various Techniques

Over these past few years, technology and innovation have offered has various ways of relieving body aches and pains. There were ointments, painkillers and pills. You name it, the pharmacy has it. We take these medications with the thought that they will eliminate body aches and pain. But there are other risks involved. For instance, we could develop immunity, and as a result, we tend to ingest more of these pills to alleviate the pain. In due time, we could get addicted to them.

There are other techniques that help manage pain without the need for paracetamol, ibuprofen, etc. So forget about the pharmacologic products, drop the aspirin, throw away the muscle relaxants and get on with these new drug-free pain management techniques.

Get a Massage: This is an effective way to relieve sore muscles. It is also a good way to relax and relieve tension. In fact, medical studies confirm that a massage promotes blood circulation.

Cold or Heat Packs: Notice how athletes relieve pain when they're injured on the court. They put heat or cold packs on the affected body part. This cutaneous stimulation alleviates the pain.

Exercising: When our body aches, it's just telling us to do something, anything. Our body needs physical activity. Notice how we become sluggish if we just sit on the couch all day and do nothing. Doing light to moderate exercises facilitates smooth functioning of the muscles. Accordingly, it helps alleviate pain due to rheumatism, back pains and arthritis.


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Sports Injury

When engaging in any sports activity, it is important to stay healthy and pain-free so you can perform at your best. But with injuries, you may become limited in your flexibility, mobility and function. Maximize your participation in sports activities with Dr. Douglas Cancel’s help.

Shoulder Injury

Our shoulders consist of an interlocking network of soft tissues, tendons, muscles and bones, which allows us to perform a wide range of motion. From reaching our back to stretching out to throw a pitch, our shoulders are involved every step of the way in our day-to-day life.

Spine & Knee Injury

Our spine and knees are made of complex system of bones and muscles, which, unfortunately, are prone to problems. In the case of knee disorders, one of its most common causes is osteoarthritis. This degenerative disease affects the muscles, ligaments and tendons that surround the joints. On the other hand, spine problems usually involve herniated or slipped discs, which cause radiating pain

Leg & Hip Injury

Musculoskeletal problems in the hips and legs are triggered by inflammation of the joints. When this happens, walking, running or bearing weight on the affected hip/s can be very difficult to do. In many instances, this condition is characterized with pain, restricted mobility and limited function.