With so many people working desk jobs these days, combined with a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle, it comes as no surprise that bone and joint problems are on the rise. Just like any other parts of the body, our bones and joints need the right kind of exercise and the right fuel to perform at peak levels. Moreover, other problems in the body such as bone infections, various bone-related cancers, and diseases, can all lead to aching bones. If you experience pain in your bones or joints when you bend over when you lift heavy objects, or even when you get up in the morning, here are a few solutions that might help.
The most common and straightforward solution is to use pain relievers. This is a great solution in case you have had an injury, have just slept in a bad position, or for any other minor problems that could be causing the bone pain. Some types of pain relievers are available as over-the-counter pills, while other stronger medications require a prescription. It’s recommended that you use over-the-counter pain relievers in low dosages; if you’re taking prescribed medication, then do only as your doctor recommends exactly. Using any medication in high quantities can be dangerous for your overall health, and can cause your body to develop a tolerance or immunity, which entails that the medication will no longer be as effective.
If a doctor has diagnosed your bone pain as stemming from some kind of bacterial infection then you will most likely be prescribed antibiotics. This type of medication focuses on killing the germs actively causing the infection. If you are in the state of Delaware though, you won’t be able to buy antibiotics without a prescription. The team at Graybar Chiropractic in Wilmington recommends consulting a specialist before using any kind of medication, even if you have already used it in the past. Different infections behave differently under different biological contexts; and as such, the kind of medication and treatment needed in your specific case will vary accordingly.
Mineral and vitamin deficiencies are very common as a result of poor diets. Even in the case of deficiency-related bone pain, there can be a number of causes. The most common of which is a vitamin D deficiency, but this could be caused by a lack of sufficient calcium. When there isn’t enough calcium, Vitamin D can’t synthesize in the body, and vice versa. Having a professional consultation will help you in identifying the real cause of pain, and address it more efficiently.
In extreme situations, there might not be any other option but to have surgery to address the pain. This approach is most common when there is either deformation of the bone or other serious problems that require it to be surgically corrected and/or removed. If you have had bone-related injuries and continue to experience pain it might be because the bone either did not heal entirely or correctly. If the pain is associated more with the joints rather than the bone, then you might have stretched it or placed excessive pressure on the joint itself. Before trying any medication on your own, have it looked at by a medical expert and follow their instructions.