If you have fibromyalgia pain, you are probably more than tired. You are probably annoyed with feeling pain and achiness almost every day of your life. You are probably wondering if there are ways in which you can avoid this pain and if there are ways to improve your life. Luckily, there are ways in which you can do just that.
According to many sufferers of fibromyalgia there are things that they have done to help avoid pain and to help lessen their every day pain. This includes:
Learn To Take Breaks
Listen to your body. Listen to what it is saying to you. If it is telling you that you are having a bad day, take more breaks from work or stresses. If you do this, you won’t be putting as much strain on your body and at the end of the day, you won’t be hurting as much as you would have, if you pushed yourself hard.
If you exercise, you will find that you may feel better. Yes, you should take breaks when you don’t feel well. Yet, that doesn’t mean that you should stop all together. You still need to move and you still need to exercise. You just need to do less on those days. Instead of doing a full half hour of cardio, you should simply take a walk. If you start feeling better after your walk, you can then do more exercise.
Learn how to give yourself self massages to reduce stress and tension from your body. Enjoy professional massages when you can. Even enlist your spouse in giving you massages. The more tension and stress you remove from your body, the better you will feel.
Try Heat Therapy
Did you know that simply placing a hot compress onto your sore muscles may greatly lessen your pain? It can help improve your blood flow, too. A hot shower may also help your sore muscles.
Try Cold Therapy
Cold therapy works better than heat therapy on some people. Simply place a bag of frozen vegetables onto sore areas of your body and see if it helps.
Consider Getting Acupuncture Treatments
For centuries the Chinese have been using acupuncture to treat many conditions. Today, many fibromyalgia patients have found that it has helped them. The theory behind this treatment is that it can help release one’s own natural pain reducing chemicals within their body.
Can any of these treatments actually reduce and help you avoid you fibromyalgia pain? There is only way to find out if they work? You need to try them.