General painkillers such as paracetamol and/or ibuprofen can help keep some types of pain under control. Ibuprofen is one of many drugs that are anti-inflammatory as well as pain relieving.
If, for whatever reason, you cannot take these painkillers, then a pain-relieving skin gel may provide focused relief. Some people respond to products that provide topical heat or ease pain by applying something cold. Ask your Pharmacist for advice.
Drug free treatment
Magnetic Therapy bracelets and bangles, which contain magnets, are an alternative way to ease pain. The bracelets produce a magnetic field that harmlessly penetrates skin tissues and bones, and can help with stimulating blood circulation.
Medicines: we have the know-how
If you suffer from chronic, long-term pain, your GP may prescribe you some medicines to help
manage the condition or control the pain. There are several different types of medication available for people with chronic pain. With any medicines you may have questions about dosage, side effects, etc.
Here at Alphega Pharmacy, our friendly Pharmacists can provide professional advice and the latest information about the medication available. In each case, the medicines chosen and the dose given will depend on your individual needs.
Pharmacists are the experts on medicines; if you have any questions about the medicines you are taking, please ask your local Pharmacist.