Pain Management Guide
What’s your symptom?
Different muscle and joint problems may require different types of products to achieve the best results. Use the selector below to choose the picture which best represents your condition and find out what is the recommended product for you.
Painful, Stiff, Aching Muscles
Muscle stiffness is a condition in which muscles feel tight and contracted rather than the usual supple state of muscles at rest.
Muscle aches and pains are common and can involve more than one muscle and are most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work.
Exercise warm up and recovery
Preparation and caring for your muscles before you take part in any exercise is equally important to cooling down and stretching out after exercise.
Using Heat Therapy before exercise, for muscular aches and pains, as part of your warm up can increase blood flow which can help increase the flexibility of muscles.
It is important to note you should not use heat therapy immediately after injury as it increases circulation. When there is any injury, Cold Therapy should be applied immediately.
Sprains & strains injury rehab
Help speed injury rehab by applying a heat product after having performed Cold Therapy for approximately 72 hours post injury. Apply Heat Therapy daily until stiffness and pain has gone.
It’s important to rehab an injury properly and for the right amount of time. If you return to your sport too soon, it could cause the injury to reoccur.
It is important to note you should not use heat therapy immediately after injury as it increases circulation. When there is any injury, cold therapy should be applied immediately.
Nagging back pain
Back pain is a very common complaint, affecting many of us. Back pain can be caused by many factors including the body’s wear and tear, strains and minor injuries, muscular issues, poor posture, incorrectly lifting heavy objects, day-to-day stresses, over tiring muscles whilst playing sports or even sleeping in an awkward position rather than more serious causes.
Sharp, Shooting Muscle and Joint Pain
This pain is felt as a sharp or burning pain in any muscle which may come on suddenly. It is common in shoulders, backs and feet.
When cold is applied it activates signals to the brain which help dilute the pain you feel.
Sports injury, sprains & strains
Sprains occur when ligaments, which join one bone to another, are torn or overstretched, commonly affecting ankles, wrists and knees.
Strains are when muscles are damaged or pulled through overuse or over-exertion, such as heavy lifting or sudden movement, commonly affecting hamstrings or the muscles of the back.
Most sprains and strains can be treated at home.
Applying a cooling product as part of P.R.I.C.E may aid recovery as well as providing pain relief. You should keep cooling the area until all the heat and swelling subsides – this can take up to 72 hours.
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Arthritis-related problems include pain, stiffness, inflammation and damage to joint cartilage (the tissue that covers the ends of bones, enabling them to move against each another) and surrounding structures. Joint deterioration can be caused by factors such as ageing, the body’s wear and tear, past joint injuries, body weight, family history or female gender.
Arthritis is not yet curable. While the condition is usually manageable, it invariably impacts on a patient’s quality of life and includes varying degrees of discomfort and pain.