Muscular Pain

Sports Injury – Fast and pain free recovery using RICER with Elmore Oil.

Fast recovery is essential in any sports and for any athlete. Elmore Oil and the Faster Than RICER regime will provide substantial competitive advantage to users, getting them back into activity faster than under normal circumstances.

Any athlete with an injury will look for the best and fairest way to treat the injury so that he/she can resume activity quick and spend as little time as possible sidelined by injury.

Elmore Oil can be incorporated as an integral part of any soft tissue recovery program. The unique properties of the Elmore Oil blend allow fast penetration of the active ingredients to the muscle area, providing rapid improvement in muscle recovery by promoting circulation and rapid absorption of the active ingredients to the area, with or without the aid of massage.

During normal procedure for sports injury treatment, the RICER program is followed. Ricer stands for:

  • REST
  • ICE
  • COMPRESS
  • ELEVATE
  • REFER

The RICER program has been a proven regime for sports injury recovery, but the drawback has always been that no treatment other than ice application can be used for 48 – 72 hours.

As Elmore Oil does not generate heat and can be applied without deep tissue massage, it is a suitable pain reliever to apply immediately after the first ice application and in between each ice application thereafter.

In initial small scale trials the application of Elmore Oil at the earliest point after injury has been found to speed the recovery process. In fact, Elmore Oil can be applied gently to the affected area (without the need for deep tissue massage) after the first application of ice to the pain area.

The actives in Elmore Oil do NOT generate heat and they penetrate without the use of massage, thereby providing positive benefits prior to the critical 48 hour “no massage” RICER period. This allows faster recovery, as well as a pain free recovery time, resulting in a happier and healthier athlete.

We call this regime “FASTER THAN RICER” and this is a new process within sports medicine.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a name given to a group of symptoms marked by generalized pain and muscle stiffness. These symptoms can be felt in all different areas of the body. Extreme fatigue (tiredness) and sleep problems are also common in fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia does not cause inflammation or damage to the painful areas, but seems to be due to an overactive pain system. Fibromyalgia is different to polymyalgia rheumatica, a type of arthritis that causes inflammation in the muscles.

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are:

  • pain – usually aching, stiffness and tiredness of muscles. Pain may be worse after rest (for example, first thing in the morning) or after activity
  • extreme fatigue (tiredness), making it difficult to do your normal daily activities
  • poor sleep problems with concentration and memory

What causes it?

It is not known what causes fibromyalgia. It may be triggered in some people by:

  • an illness, such as a virus
  • pain and/or stress from an injury or accident
  • emotional stress

For many people fibromyalgia starts without any obvious cause. Early research suggests that the body may be extra sensitive in the way it signals and processes pain in people with fibromyalgia.

How is it diagnosed?

Fibromyalgia can be very difficult to diagnose. It does not cause any inflammation or damage. Even the painful muscles have been shown to look and function normally. As such there are no blood tests, x-rays or scans that can test for fibromyalgia. Your doctor or rheumatologist (arthritis specialist) will look for a number of signs that are typical of fibromyalgia. These include widespread pain for more than three months and ‘tender points’, which are areas on the body that are abnormally sore to touch.

What will Fibromyalgia effect me?

The good news is that fibromyalgia does not cause any lasting damage to the muscles or joints. It is important to remember that the symptoms are always reversible and are best managed by the person with the problem. The symptoms of fibromyalgia may range from very mild to severe. They may last for many years or they may come and go at different times. However fibromyalgia is usually not disabling. With the right advice most people find they learn to manage the pain and tiredness over time. Health professional input may be required at times if the pain is more severe and affecting your normal activities. The use of Elmore Oil on a daily basis can minimise the pain from Fibromyalgia and also assit with more uninterrupted sleeping (when applied to the soles of the feet just prior to going to bed at night)

Can fibromyalgia be cured?

Currently there is no cure for fibromyalgia. While there are ways you can control your symptoms, you should be wary of any products or treatments that claim to cure fibromyalgia. Management of the pain is the only known remedy and Elmore Oil can assist greatly in this area.

What can I do?

Learn about fibromyalgia and play an active role in your treatment. Not all information you read or hear about is trustworthy so always talk to your doctor or healthcare team about treatments you are thinking about trying. Find ways to manage pain. Include the regular use of Elmore Oil in your pain management plan. 3 – 4 applications per day may be required in severe cases and this can safely be achieved with a natural pain reliever such as Elmore Oil.

Stay active. Exercise has been proven by research to help with pain and other symptoms. Always start gently and slowly, and build up as you become fitter and stronger. You may find it useful to get advice from a physiotherapist, especially when you are first starting to exercise.

Balance activity and rest. Learn to listen to your body and be guided by it. Try to space out your week’s activities to give yourself time to rest. If you are having a bad day, be ready to change your plans and not force yourself to work through pain.

Keep to a healthy weight. There is no proof that a special diet can help fibromyalgia. Losing any extra weight and having a healthy diet will help you feel in control of your body.

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