Are You Suffering From Ongoing Pain?
Chronic pain affects one in five Australians in both children and adolescents. In people over 65 years, chronic pain will affect one in three people. During the months of November and December, our friendly pharmacists at Parkes
Pharmacy will be available to speak to you about your pain management needs. Even though it can be hard to stay active when you are in pain, it is important to keep mobile.
Being active can help prevent your muscles and bones from getting weak, can avoid stiffness and discomfort and can assist with sleep and can lift your mood. There are many ways you can stay active: find an activity that you enjoy and that isn’t too strenuous; do a little bit of exercise and gradually increase it; pace yourself and ensure not to overdo it; get back to work if possible as this helps emotional wellbeing and distracts you from your pain; and lastly don’t forget, there are medications to help relieve pain.
Turmeric: You might only know of turmeric as the bright yellow spice used in curries to add colour. What you might not know is that turmeric is quickly becoming known as an effective natural aid for the treatment of pain and mild osteoarthritis. Curcumin is the active component of turmeric and has a long history of use as an anti-inflammatory
and an anti-arthritic. The curcumin found in VitaScience Turmeric Inflammatory Relief is a highly absorbed form. It provides temporary relief from the pain of mild arthritis and can help increase joint mobility and decrease joint swelling.