Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Managing Your Pain Through Exercise Part II

So you've decided that you want to try to manage your pain naturally. You've got your trusty tub of Sore No More! on hand and you know what inflammation is and how it can cause you pain. You've looked into an anti-inflammatory diet and now you're ready to start an exercise program!

The following websites will provide you with some great resources to manage your pain via exercise.

Back
Exercises to Help Back Pain
Back Strengthening Stretches
Upper Back Exercises

Legs
Five Stretches for Knee Pain
Stretches for the Legs
11 Exercises to Decrease Knee Pain

Head Neck & Shoulders
Neck Exercises for Pain Reduction
Five Stretches to Relieve Neck Pain

It is generally considered a wise idea to start a basic cardio regimen. If you find that walking for an extended period of time is too hard on your body, consider joining a water aerobics class or just hanging out at the pool a few times a week, swimming or wading laps. One of the best things you can do to manage your pain is to just keep moving!

Pretty soon you'll be applying your Sore No More! to relieve sore muscles left over from your great exercise routine instead of from your chronic pain!

*Please check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise regimen. Sore No More! is not a licensed physician and is not qualified to give medical advice.*

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Moab, Utah 84532

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Managing Pain Through Exercise

Sore No More! is designed to help relieve many types of pain, but being based out of an outdoor recreation mecca like we are, often it gets used specifically for exercise-related pain. Rock-climbers, mountain bikers, marathon runners, and many others use Sore No More! to manage their post exercise aches and to keep their muscles feeling limber.

On the other hand, exercise can also be used to help you manage your chronic pains or day to day muscle tension. While we don't advise that you go out tomorrow and run a marathon without training first, beginning some light weekly exercise can improve your quality of life.

How Does Exercise Help You Manage Your Pain?
Most of us know that exercise can loosen up tense muscles and help balance our bodies, which can decrease pain and make us feel better all around. There are exercises that target specific areas (i.e. shoulders) that can keep the pain in those areas manageable by keeping the muscles toned (as in resistance training) or loosened (as in stretching.)

However, exercise also releases endorphins, serotonin, and is thought to help balance hormones.

Endorphins produce a similar affect to opiates in the body and are often what people inadvertently refer to when they say they get a 'natural high.' They are credited with being pain-relieving, feel-good chemicals produced by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. Endorphin release is increased while exercising, giving you a much-needed break from your pain and providing a valuable tool in your pain-management arsenal.

Serotonin is found in the Central Nervous System. It's a 'feel-good' chemical, the lack of which is often associated with depression. It's been found to regulate mood, appetite, sleep patterns and even muscle contraction! Exercise increases Serotonin production which can help you feel better all around!

All in all, exercise can be a valuable asset when trying to manage your pain, so why not get out of the house today and go for a walk around the block? Apply a bit of Sore No More to your problem areas before you go and by the time you're back home you'll have the boost you need to finish your day!

We suggest you speak with your doctor before starting any strenuous exercise program.

Check back next week to get recommendations on basic stretches, cardio, and resistance training that may help you manage your pain!

For More Information Check Out:
For More Info On Managing Pain with Exercise
http://www.mamashealth.com/exercise/expain.asp
http://www.bodybuildingforyou.com/articles-submit/tanja-gardner/natural-pain-management.htm
For More information on Endorphins
http://www.mens-total-fitness.com/endorphins.html
http://hubpages.com/hub/ExerciseandTheEndorphinRush
http://www.ehow.com/how_5082222_release-endorphins-pain-relief.html
For More Information on Seratonin
http://www.angelfire.com/hi/TheSeer/seratonin.html
http://www.fitcommerce.com/BLUEPRINT/WebControls/Announcements/ViewAnnouncement.aspx?ItemID=787&mid=112&portalId=2&cid=112
http://www.ehow.com/about_5066420_effects-exercise-serotonin-levels.html
For More Information on Hormones and Exercise
http://www.liftforlife.com/HormonesAndExercise.htm
http://www.faqs.org/sports-science/Ha-Ja/Hormonal-Response-to-Exercise.html

Sore No More
150 East Center Street
Moab, Utah 84532

Tel: (435) 259-5931
Toll Free: (800) 842-6622
www.sorenomore.com

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Alternative Therapies for Arthritis Pain

These days there are innumerable alternative therapy options out there. Some of them have proven to be very useful in managing Arthritis pain. Are you interested in learning more about alternative ways to manage your arthritis pain? The Links below will provide you with some information on some of the most popular alternative therapies!

Massage
Massage 1
Massage 2
Massage 3

Acupressure

Acupressure

Acupuncture
Acupuncture 1
Acupuncture 2

Reiki
Reiki 1
Reiki 2

Chiropractics
Chiropractics 1
Chiropractics 2

Hypnosis
Hypnosis 1



Some things to keep in mind...
It's important with all therapies to trust your body. If anything pushes you beyond the limits of your pain threshold, stop therapy immediately, or ask the practitioner to lighten up. Make sure to do your research. You don't want to go to a massage therapist who specializes in sports massage to manage your arthritis pain. There are many business reviews online, see if you can find some testimonials about the therapist you're considering. If at any point a therapist in any modality behaves in a non-ethical way, leave the session and find another therapist.

A Note on Massage Therapy...
If you want to get regular massages and do not have the money, check into massage schools in your area. They often have student clinics and many times these clinics will be half (or even less!) of the cost you'd pay a certified massage therapist.

You can integrate Sore No More! into your pain management routine. Spend a leisurely Saturday getting a full-body massage and then apply some Sore No More! to your problem areas. You'll be relaxed and ready for the coming week!


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Moab, Utah 84532

Tel: (435) 259-5931
Toll Free: (800) 842-6622
www.sorenomore.com

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Toll Free: (800) 842-6622
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Sore No More
150 East Center Street
Moab, Utah 84532

Tel: (435) 259-5931
Toll Free: (800) 842-6622
www.sorenomore.com