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Advice to help manage your pain

Pain is our body's protective response to tell us something is wrong. It can affect any area of the body and is also the first sign of inflammation. As well as treating pain there are several lifestyle changes you can adopt to manage it.

 

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What the experts say

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In a recent clinical study we found that dissolving ibuprofen in a lipid formulation can provide effective flare-up control1.

How you can manage your joint pain

Your lifestyle plays a big part in how well your joints repair after a flare-ups. Exercise, sleep and healthy lifestyle changes can support and strengthen the joint to aid recovery.

Exercise
Exercise

From running and swimming to a gentle walk in the park keeping active will increase strength and flexibility.

Improve sleep
Improve sleep

A lack of sleep can increase your sensitivity to pain. Improve the duration of your sleep by finding the position that provides most relief. A warm bath before bed can help relax the joints and muscles.

Stretching
Stretching

Keeping muscles engaged through a morning or evening stretch is important to improve your range of motion.

Yoga
Yoga

As well as being great for the mind, the movements in yoga allow inflamed and painful joints to glide easily over one another, increasing movement and strength will help to reduce joint pain.

Correct posture
Correct posture

Muscle and ligament imbalances resulting from poor posture can cause joint pain. Be aware of the position you sit or stand in and take regular breaks to loosen up.

Pace yourself
Pace yourself

It’s important to listen to your own body. Pushing yourself to complete a task can lead to increased pain and inflammation, which can also cause reduced muscle stamina.

Physio
Physio

See a physio who will work with you to manage your pain, decrease stiffness and improve muscle strength.

Weight loss
Weight loss

Losing excess weight will help reduce the pressure on your joints, particularly in hips, knees and feet.

Balanced diet
Balanced diet

Enjoy a Mediterranean-style diet with fruit and veg, oily fish, nuts, seeds, olive oil. Avoid processed foods loaded with sugar and unhealthy fats,which are linked with inflammation. Limit alcohol consumption.

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Flarin® 200mg soft capsules. Contains ibuprofen. Relief from rheumatic or muscular pain, also for the relief of pain of non-serious arthritic conditions (caused by swelling, stiffness and inflammation of joints), joint pain, back pain.

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