Prepare for severe, future health issues if pain or numbness in the hand, arm, leg or foot is ignored. Pain remedies may cause transference of the core issue at hand (pun intended). Below are three safe remedies for the pain stop.
Googling remedies will bring an assortment of opinions and facts. How do you know who to believe or which to follow?
Any body or mind symptom is best addressed by a skilled, licensed medical professional. Credit is due to alternative professionals that spend an exceeding amount of time in specific self-care realms. Although, without the proper education or training a mistreatment or misguidance may occur.
1) Weigh in multiple opinions with an interdisciplinary team.
Specialized professionals may miss an alternative perspective. The value of a team approach reduces error.
I’ve witnessed chiropractors treat what was originally an organ issue and ergonomists miss poor self-care contributors to pain. Address wellbeing with a wholistic approach: physical, occupational, intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional needs.
Doctors spend 20 minutes with patients then diagnose. Who spends the most time with your self?
The scenario of a doctor’s health recommendation is equal to that of an interior designer’s product recommendation. They share their perspective through their lens and experiences. Not to say they are wrong, but they may mislead optimal pain management.
2) Personally log daily activities and behaviors over a 3 to 6 weeks. Record keeping successfully assists with budgeting and goal achievement. The value of knowing body responses through attention to cause and effect may reduce misdiagnosis.
I’ve personally experienced this with results including reduced medication costs to only one prescription in ten years. Another example of an individual with perceived carpal tunnel issues eliminated the pain source after a change in exercise regimen and diet change. Wisdom will lead the way when effective outcomes in performance are desired.
Impulsive or persuasive purchasing occurs with things like furnishings, gadgets, and tools in effort to ‘feel’ or ‘do’ better. Why and what do you need certain objects for?
The first bits of information the body receives is stimuli. Sensations through objects (see, smell, hear, touch, taste, movement/balance) are mentally sifted into behaviors. Safety, comfort, and confidence begin with mental health. Clarity of what objects support or create performance barriers ultimately improves consumerism and reduces waste, money, and time.
3) Confirm what sensations are fueling the pain. Become aware of what diet, scents, sounds, textures, furnishings, visual and physical movements are your best fuel. Complete a sensory assessment like this to learn whether you are hypo or hyper sensitive to stimuli.
Things like over-the-counter braces or ergonomic add-ons may not remedy the core pain source. GIG Design offers sensory assessments with our unique services to confirm sensory needs for managing pain and improving safety, comfort, and confidence. Know your sensory self to reduce the onset of future health issues and the achievement of a pain-free lifestyle.