Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pain?
Pain is a common condition experienced by anybody from time to time. It could last briefly but it could also continue for a long period of time. Pain can be caused by several factors like an injury or accident, but there are cases when the cause is difficult to determine. Knowing the cause is important because it will help identify the proper treatment to be given.
Experiencing pain can be a great hassle in your daily routine. It comes in varying degrees– sharp, stinging, or sore, but it can also be throbbing, aching, burning, or stiffing. In severe cases, experiencing pain can stop you from resting or sleeping, resulting in a lack of energy or feeling weak.
What causes Pain?
In the presence of an inflammation or irritation, the body sends a signal to the brain that there is a pain in the area. The brain acts as a control centre to let you respond with the necessary strength to endure the pain.
The body stops sending signals of pain when the cause has been addressed. However, there are times when the pain continues despite treating the cause. This is called chronic pain. Chronic pain is often caused by an injury, past surgery, nerve damage, or muscle pain. It can also affect those suffering from a previous medical condition like those with arthritis, diabetes, etc.
How do I treat Pain?
Taking a painkiller is the fastest and easiest way to treat pain. It works by stopping the sending of pain signals in the brain to avoid feeling the pain. However, this only allows the relief of pain but does not solve the actual cause of it.
True Medical has a wide range of painkillers available depending on the degree and the symptoms you are experiencing. You can consult online our team of doctors to help give you advice on what best medication to take.
Using medium-strength painkillers should be taken with precautions as it may lead to dependency and even addiction. Contact your doctor if this persists.
Aside from taking medication, you can also apply a hot or cold compress depending on the area. Heat is used for muscle-related pains to help relax the muscle and increase blood flow, while ice is used for injuries to help reduce inflammation and soothe the area.
Exercise or physical injury can also be done to keep the muscle strong. This also helps release endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers. Doing exercise, however, is not recommended for everybody. You should do it gently or as advised by your doctor.