Many patients suffer from pain while waiting for a much-needed operation such as a hip or knee replacement. Keeping pain to a minimum is extremely important pre surgery, in order to maintain physical wellbeing and increase the likelihood of a successful post-operative outcome. This is often achieved by treating patients with pain releasing analgesics, and steroids which will help prevent inflammation. However, continued use of these types of medication can cause side effects such as stomach irritation. In order to alleviate pain there are a number of other safe and effective pain management treatments to try. Working with a physical therapist can also help with joint and muscular injuries, while avoiding excessive physical activity is recommended.
After an operation, effective pain management strategies are extremely important, to enable a speedy rehabilitation and a return to normal life. Immediately after surgery, patients will be administered drugs to minimize the pain, and be issued with analgesics to help them cope with the pain upon their return home. Many patients however find that they recover far more quickly if they use a combination of pain relief techniques and many are keen to decrease their reliance on traditional pain killers as soon as possible.
The new and innovative Handy Cure is proving a big success at helping patients cope with both pre and post-operative pain, since it provides a safe, non-invasive way to alleviate pain. Using a combination of magnetic, infrared and laser light energies, the hand-held unit can safely be used in the home and is suitable to work alongside other pain releasing treatments. More and more doctors are recommending this form of pain relief for patients recovering from an operation since recent success stories illustrating its success at helping alleviate acute and chronic pain are becoming widespread.
In order to ensure the smooth running of an operation, it's essential that patients are kept fully informed about the procedure and about what to expect post op. Patients who are well educated about their operation and its aftermath tend to have reduced stress levels which can also have a beneficial effect on their perceived levels of pain. Deep breathing exercises and relaxation therapy can be useful too.