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For osteoarthritis patients who cannot tolerate Unlock Your Hip Flexors their pain, glucocorticoid injections may be done. Glucocorticoids are similar to the hormone cortisol in the body. Glucocorticoids help alleviate pain by decreasing inflammation and swelling within the joint. Side effects are typically seen if you receive these injections too frequently.
Even the word “pain” hurts to those of us who endure levels of pain each day. Pain management is what the doctors tell us to do. This sounds great in theory, but what does it mean, and how does one go about doing it? These are excellent questions. It probably sounds “logical”, but the better you are at describing your pain to others, the better you can get help in managing pain. And, pain management is the key!
The best way to document and comunicate pain is to use what I call a “pain” scale. I set this up in what I call a “matrix”, where I have a chart with four columns as follows: The left column is for pain “level”, from “0” being “NO PAIN” (right, like that’s gonna happen!) and “10” being so painful that NOTHING YOU DO seems to decrease the pain level.
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