Some readers and friends reported:
Especially after getting old, there is always a place on my body where I feel pain and discomfort, shoulder pain, low back pain, knee pain… What should I do? It’s really distressing.
Do you have such troubles?
According to incomplete statistics, nearly half of the world’s people have been troubled by chronic pain. This kind of pain and discomfort often recurs in months or even years, sometimes mild and sometimes severe.
As one gets older, the probability of pain in some parts of the body increases as one’s function declines.
According to the feedback from readers, Dr. Clove listed the four most common kinds of pain. Take a seat to learn how to deal with each kind of pain.
For chronic lumbago, the common causes include aging of lumbar spine and surrounding tissues, lumbar disc herniation, lumbar fracture, sciatica, kidney stones…
There are many reasons, so only by clarifying the [root cause] can the problem of lumbago be completely solved.
Pay attention to the following things at ordinary times, can relieve lumbago to a certain extent.
1. Pay attention to rest and exercise properly.
When lumbago attacks, stop physical activity. However, after some relief, it is necessary to slowly resume daily activities. When the waist does not hurt, attention should be paid to waist and back exercise to enhance muscle strength. If you feel hot compress is more comfortable, you can try hot compress.
Step 2 Pay Attention to Posture
If you need to sit and work for a long time, you should choose a chair with adjustable seat and backrest.
Sleeping in the posture of lying on one’s side and curled up, or putting a small pillow under the knee when lying on one’s back, can reduce the pressure on the waist.
Step 3 Take painkillers
After consulting a doctor, over-the-counter painkillers, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen (paracetamol), can relieve lumbago.
4. In case of any of the following circumstances, timely check
Low back pain is accompanied by fever, lower limb pain, numbness or weight loss. For more than 4 weeks; Unable to control defecation and urination; Or hematuria, urination pain, etc.
If the shoulder injury is not well treated, the cause of the pain may be rotator cuff injury. This requires MRI examination to confirm.
If there is no trauma, the most common cause of shoulder pain is shoulder and back fasciitis. This disease can find a pain point in the shoulder and back, which will be especially painful in a certain posture. However, the movement of shoulder joints is generally not affected.
The more well-known word is [50 shoulders].
This kind of shoulder pain is very common in people over 50 years old. It not only hurts, but also restricts shoulder movement. It is difficult to comb hair, dress and even tickle.
The term “scapulohumeral periarthritis” [50 shoulders] is used less and less, and doctors usually give more accurate causes of the disease.
Scapulohumeral periarthritis will heal itself. If it is definitely [50 shoulders], you can take analgesic drugs to deal with the pain. Another principle is activity. Through exercise, the adhered ligaments and soft tissues are stretched out.
However, if it is rotator cuff injury, surgical repair is often required. Conservative treatment should also focus on rest and braking, and random movement will aggravate the disease.
Therefore, it is also suggested to go to the hospital first to find out the exact cause of your shoulder pain and then properly handle it.
The most common knee pain is osteoarthritis.
Normal knee joints are protected by cartilage between bones. When cartilage is worn out, bones grind bones when walking, resulting in pain and inconvenience in movement.
Early osteoarthritis can be treated conservatively. Avoid repeated squatting, climbing stairs, lifting heavy objects, etc. If knee pain is obvious, you can take analgesics orally and inject drugs into the joint cavity.
Late osteoarthritis may require knee arthroplasty.
If it is only simple knee pain, there is no other discomfort and the pain is not heavy, you can do this.
Step 1 Rest
Try to reduce sports, especially those that increase knee load such as climbing stairs and mountains.
Step 2 Cold compress your knees
Cold compress can relieve pain. When cold compress, use towel to wrap the ice bag to avoid frostbite.
Step 3 Take painkillers
If you are healthy and have no gastric ulcer, liver and kidney insufficiency and other diseases, you can take ibuprofen and other painkillers according to the instructions.
Step 4 Raise your knees
If knee pain is accompanied by edema, the position of the knee can be raised to reduce edema.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the main disease causing wrist pain.
Is it wrist pain? Thumb, index finger and middle finger, pain, numbness, inability to work?
Repeated certain wrist activities, or wrist in improper posture for a long time, are more prone to carpal tunnel syndrome. Therefore, carpentry, housewives and white-collar workers who type for a long time are the high incidence group of carpal tunnel syndrome.
In addition, wrist joint trauma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, etc. may also cause wrist joint pain.
Sometimes, when cervical vertebra diseases compress nerves, wrist pain, numbness, weakness, etc. may also occur.
The coping style is the same as the principle of knee joint pain. Simply put, pay attention to rest, cold compress and correct use of analgesic drugs.
If the pain cannot be relieved or worsened for a long time, remember to go to the hospital in time.