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.
In a recent clinical study we found that dissolving ibuprofen in a lipid formulation can provide effective flare-up control1.
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.
From running and swimming to a gentle walk in the park keeping active will increase strength and flexibility.
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.
Keeping muscles engaged through a morning or evening stretch is important to improve your range of motion.
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.
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.
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.
See a physio who will work with you to manage your pain, decrease stiffness and improve muscle strength.
Losing excess weight will help reduce the pressure on your joints, particularly in hips, knees and feet.
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.
Flarin is the first and only over-the-counter lipid formulated ipubrofen which helps to relieve flaring joint pain and inflammation.
Flarin’s unique lipid formulation helps shield the stomach from damage2.
Flarin is as effective as prescription strength ibuprofen (2400mg) at reducing pain1.
Flarin is the only over-the-counter ibuprofen formulation demonstrated to relieve flaring joint pain in a recent clinical study1.
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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.