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The Elmdene & Bean Surgeries
 The Elmdene & Bean Surgeries
national health service
LAST MONTH 130 PATIENTS DID NOT ATTEND THEIR APPOINTMENTS

What To Look For

       Stiffness and pain especially with movement

 

Cause

       Strain due to overexertion

       Injury

       Inflammation

       Wear and tear

 

Treatment At Home For Muscle Pain

       Massage affected part and keep it warm

       Rest

       Take painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.

 

Treatment At Home For Joint Pain

       Rest the sore joint

       Take painkillers as for muscle pain

 

Strains And Sprains

       RICE - Rest the injured part

       Ice wrapped in a cloth - or a bag of frozen peas - can be used to reduce the swelling. But do not apply for longer than 15 minutes at a time.

       Compress the injury gently with a bandage

       Elevate the injured part

 

When To See Your Doctor

       If the pain in the joint or muscle does not improve after three days

       If the joint looks deformed

       If there is swelling

       If mobility is badly affected

 


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