Pain in your muscles and joints can occur for all sorts of reasons – overuse, injury, illness, aging, recent surgery, and more. Regardless of its source, it can be helpful to employ a variety of therapeutic techniques and tools to help manage pain. Nufabrx HealthWear® is a unique line of products designed to provide chronic pain relief in your joints and muscles. Read on to learn how to incorporate Nufabrx HealthWear® compression sleeves into your pain management regimen.
Traditional Pain Management
Many people associate the term “pain management” with the use of medication – often prescription pain pills or NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory medications that are available over the counter). It’s true that, especially in Western medicine, we often treat pain with medication. While these medications certainly have their place in managing pain, they can have negative side effects, especially when used over long periods of time.
Prescription pain pills can carry a risk of dependency, affect cognitive function, and cause unwanted side effects like nausea, vomiting, and constipation. NSAIDs typically have milder side effects but can be hard on the liver.
Managing Pain: Alternatives to Medication
Luckily, there are many alternatives to prescription or over-the-counter medications that you can use alongside medical interventions or even in place of them, depending on your level of pain.
Often, these alternatives for managing pain can feel more empowering than simply taking a pill and hoping for relief. Using a combination of active and passive techniques for managing pain, you are more likely to feel in control of your pain and have better results.
Active Pain Management Methods
Active therapies for managing pain are activities that you actively perform to relieve pain. Examples include stretching, yoga, physical therapy, and sports rehabilitation. These therapies can help reduce pain by stretching and strengthening your muscles, increasing blood flow to affected areas, and improving mobility and flexibility.
There can also be mental health benefits to employing these more active therapies as well. In addition to the boost of serotonin and dopamine that typically come from exercise, you also get the satisfaction of proactively doing things to improve your quality of life.
Passive Pain Management Methods
Passive therapies are methods for managing pain that do not require your active participation. Examples include applying ice, heat, or compression to the affected areas as well as treatments you can receive, such as massage, electronic stimulation, acupuncture, etc.
There are also topical treatments for pain management, such as creams, lotions, patches, and sleeves designed to offer pain relief. These treatments include active ingredients such as capsaicin, the spicy chemical found in hot peppers and known to relieve pain.
Nufabrx HealthWear® offers two passive pain management techniques in one – combining the pain-relieving benefits of capsaicin with compression.
Incorporating Nufabrx into Your Daily Routine for Chronic Pain Relief
It’s easy to incorporate Nufabrx HealthWear® into your daily routine: It’s a passive method for managing pain on its own or in combination with active pain management methods.
We designed our compression sleeves to provide lasting relief to the areas of the body most commonly affected by pain, including your ankle, arm, back, calf, knee, leg, neck, and wrist (see them all here).
The non-medical grade compression in our sleeves provides the optimal pressure level to deliver the active ingredient, capsaicin. As soon as you put on our compression sleeves, the heat and sweat from your body activate the capsaicin. You can experience the pain-relieving effects for as long as you wear the sleeve, up to 15+ washes or 150+ hours of cumulative use.
Most methods for managing pain that involve capsaicin require consistent reapplication to be effective. You have to reapply creams and lotions every few hours for continuous relief. Patches often require a doctor’s prescription and also have to be reapplied on a schedule. Nufabrx HealthWear® offers a continuous dose of pain-relieving capsaicin as long as you wear our compression sleeves – without the need for reapplication.
You can wear your HealthWear® sleeves during everything from daily activity, such as walking and performing chores around the house, to exercise or other strenuous activities where you are likely to experience pain. For example, if you often experience pain in your wrists, you might wear your HealthWear® wrist compression sleeve while driving, typing, gardening, or folding laundry.
Managing Sports Injuries: How Nufabrx Can Help
The level of compression in our HealthWear® can provide support and structure to the areas affected by pain. This support is especially important if you’re recovering from a sports injury.
For example, if you recently had knee surgery, you might wear your Nufabrx knee compression sleeve when walking or performing sports rehabilitation exercises for extra pain relief and support.
Manage Your Pain with Nufabrx
Nufabrx compression sleeves combine capsaicin's pain-relieving benefits with the supportive effects of compression. Shop our full line of HealthWear® products on our website and add Nufabrx to your pain relief regimen today!