be ating back pain
Choosing the right pain relief can be key to getting back on track sooner. Find out which over-the- counter remedy is right for you.
✱ JOINT PAIN
Try Wellvita Tumeric Curcumin capsules ( R107; wellvita.co.za). Curcumin has been shown to help reduce inflammation and aid
✱ SHORT-TERM SPRAIN S
AND STRAIN S For more targeted action try Deep Relief Ibuprofen Gel ( R72,99, Clicks).
✱ MUSCULAR PAIN , BACK
PAIN and RHEUMATI SM Keep cartilage strong and reduce pain with OsteoEze Acute Injury Relief tablets ( R121, Clicks).
And try these simple re medies too:
✱ HEAT AND IC E Hot or cold compression packs can help reduce swelling and numb pain. A bag of frozen veg or a hot water bottle works, too. Don’t leave cold compresses on for more than 20 minutes and never put ice directly on your skin.
✱ AC UPUNCT URE By stimulating different pressure points on the body, acupuncture can provide ‘long-term pain relief, reduce inflammation and improve muscle stiffness,’ says acupuncturist Maureen Cromey.