How To Handle It


Today’s journal prompt is “what can I do for myself when I’m in physical or emotional pain?”

Part One: Physical Pain

Managing physical pain depends on the cause.  Is it acute or chronic?  The key to managing pain is listening to my body.  Acute pain is caused by either injury or soreness due to overdoing an activity.  An example of overdoing something is when I run a longer distance than usual or am adding muscle mass at the gym.  An example of acute injury is spraining an ankle.  Both are managed the same way with a couple of adaptations: RICE.  Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevatioin.  

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s