Here are a few things we consistently recommend to our patients in order to facilitate their treatment or for self management of symptoms.
Biofreeze: We carry Biofreeze at the clinic because, quite simply, it works. Its a topical analgesic that uses the cooling effect of menthol, a natural pain reliever, to soothe minor muscle and joint pain. It penetrates quickly, offering relief through cold therapy. Biofreeze Pain Reliever provides temporary relief from minor aches and pains of sore muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. Apply Biofreeze Pain Reliever to the affected area 3 times daily; massage not necessary. Can’t get into the clinic? Check out this deal at Amazon.
Magnesium Bisglycinate: If you have chronic muscle tension, difficulty sleeping and are prone to constipation, you may have a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is the most frequently recommended dietary supplement at Well Life because it can help with chronic muscle tension and migraines. Neurologists currently recommend 400 mg of this supplement daily to combat migraines. I recommend taking 200 mg each morning and evening. Magnesium is available in many forms but bisglycinate is the most absorbable and least likely to irritate your digestive system. I highly recommend this brand.
Foam Rollers: An inexpensive and convenient way you can loosen tight muscles and work out the knots in your muscles is to use a foam roller. If you aren’t already using one, you're missing out on some serious benefits! Using a foam roller is essentially a more affordable way to give yourself a deep tissue massage. By slowly rolling over various areas of your body, you'll help break up adhesions and scar tissue and speed up the healing and recovery process after your workout. Foam rollers work by using the body's natural response to pressure. As you roll over tight spots or trigger points, the muscle relaxes. Foam rollers are widely available at stores like Canadian Tire, Walmart and Winners. This one is on sale now.
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