You have just sustained an injury, and it hurts, what do I do?

You've injured your back, or maybe your joints are stiff and painful from a hard day's work. What's next? The common cure-all for injuries is to rest and avoid using the affected muscles or joints as much as possible. However, some argue that resting does more harm than good; some say that lightly using your injured limb is the best way to restore it to full working order. When it comes to muscle and joint pain, what's the best thing to do? Or better yet, what's the best thing not to do? To answer this question, let's take a look at the science behind injuries and the body's natural healing process.

The Science Behind Injury

Chances are, the stiff feeling in your joints or muscles is due to inflammation. Inflammation is actually a natural body process designed to help keep your muscles in working order. When you injure a muscle, this triggers the immune system to repair damaged cells and to fix micro tears. That sore feeling and redness you experience is the result of the immune system targeting white blood cells to restore the affected tissues. Blood flow also increases to the injury, causing your joints to look swollen or enlarged.

Treating Pain Naturally

Inflammation is the immune system's natural response to injury.

While inflammatory pain is totally natural, it can be a great inconvenience and even hinder the healing of your injury. The increased pressure from fluid build up and blood flow can put stress on your joints and greatly limit your mobility. Over the counter pain relievers and even prescription medications do little to relieve this inflammatory pain. Often, these chemical substances do nothing more than to mask your brain's signals of pain, and this is rarely effective for many people. The best way to tackle inflammation is with natural methods that are effective in treating inflammatory pain. When it comes to choosing between resting or moving an injury, which method is ideal?

What Does Rest Do?

While inflammatory pain is totally natural, it can be a great inconvenience and even hinder the healing of your injury. The increased pressure from fluid build up and blood flow can put stress on your joints and greatly limit your mobility. Over the counter pain relievers and even prescription medications do little to relieve this inflammatory pain. Often, these chemical substances do nothing more than to mask your brain's signals of pain, and this is rarely effective for many people. The best way to tackle inflammation is with natural methods that are effective in treating inflammatory pain. When it comes to choosing between resting or moving an injury, which method is ideal?

The idea behind resting an injury is to allow your body to restore itself via its own immune responses. However, this can be ineffective for many reasons. Resting your joints or muscles for too long can cause too much fluid to build up and damage healthy cells. Muscles tend to constrict themselves and tighten rather than relax with rest. In addition, poor circulation is detrimental for limbs such as the feet, hands, and arms. Keeping your limbs in the same place prevents the delivery of oxygen to the affected area by constricting the flow of blood.

Reducing Inflammation

Over the counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, block the hormones in the body that trigger inflammation. While this may reduce the amount of pain you are feeling, it also prevents a healthy amount of inflammation from doing its job, such as getting rid of dead cells and building stronger tissue. The most effective way to rest an injury is to elevate the limb to encourage proper circulation, and use a topical pain reliever to soothe the joints and provide strong, natural pain relief. Clear Koala, an all natural spray fortified with essential oils and aloe vera, gently soothes aches and pains. It enables your body to continue with its natural healing process sans the redness, inflammatory pain, and soreness.

Straining an Injury

Moving an injured limb after an extended period of rest may cause further damage.

Rest is a fantastic idea for that initial window after your first flare up or injury, but resting for an extended period will only cause further damage. Apply a pain relieving spray like Clear Koala along with a warm, damp cloth to treat recurrent pain.

Why Moving Helps

Contrary to what many people might think, moving your sore joints or muscles can actually accelerate your recovery. This is the concept behind physical therapy, in which strategic movements of the joints and muscles can help restore strength and increase one's range of movement. It's self explanatory that pushing the limit will only aggravate your injury, but there's no reason why you shouldn't lightly put pressure on a sore joint, or gently stretch your muscles to achieve comfort and relief.

Small Steps

Like resting, the science behind keeping your joints moving is to reduce inflammation. By continually moving the joint, even if only slightly, you are increasing blood flow to the area and helping the delivery of oxygen. Using your affected muscle can slowly help rebuild strength and prevent the build up of excess fluid or dead cells.

Deep Relief

Massaging with Clear Koala can help relax your muscles

This method of moving sore joints works better for certain limbs and injuries than others. Sprained ankles, wrists, and knee joints seem to benefit greatly from using gentle pressure. The anterior back muscles also show great improvements with stretching, which reduces tension and prevents them from straining. Massage is a great way to manually stimulate an injured area.Clear Koala works great as a soothing oil that can penetrate the skin and provide natural pain relief. The effectiveness of Jojoba, Eucalyptus, and Vitamin E can greatly reduce your pain and are perfect to help massage out any tenderness in the body.

What to Do About Stiffness

The biggest downside to joint pain or muscle aches is the stiffness that can come along with it. Inflammatory pain in the joints or muscles can limit your movement and be a constant reminder of pain. You can reduce stiffness by tackling the inflammation in your injury. Clear Koala uses a special five ingredient blend of powerful oils that can reduce inflammatory pain and tenderness.

Nature's Power

Clear Koala provides targeted relief by absorbing directly into the skin. For centuries, people have relied on natural methods to treat their inflammation, whether temporary or chronic. Clear Koala is an example of these powerful healing methods, utilizing the restorative powers of eucalyptus, jojoba, vitamin E extract, grape seed oil, and aloe vera. Relying on chemicals and prescription medication can put a further strain on the body and become addicting. Clear Koala is the perfect alternative for the person who is conscious of what goes into their body, but also needs strong, effective relief.

Looking at the Big Picture

People have been relying on natural healing methods for centuries.

For many people, joint pain and muscle pain isn't a one-time occurrence. It's something we have to deal with everyday, especially those of us with conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Taking pain relieving medication, whether prescribed by a doctor or obtained over the counter, has numerous side effects. There's evidence that even pain relievers such as ibuprofen can cause long term liver damage. Clear Koala is a natural alternative. Every ingredient is derived directly from nature, without the toxins of synthetic chemicals. Barring a sensitivity or allergy to one of the ingredients, it can be used as often as needed.

 

Other Options

If you're unsure on whether it's ideal to rest or move your injury, you might consider some other options, like taking a warm bath. This surrounds the entire joint with comforting relief from every angle. What makes Clear Koala so innovative is that you can spray it directly into your soak. The relaxing sensation is bolstered by warm water, and a good soak can alleviate pressure. Clear Koala's highly refined oils and blending process create a product that can be used on plenty of areas on the body. The soothing aroma of eucalyptus has even been said to open the sinuses and help clear one's mind. Some other great alternatives to do between periods of rest and movement include:

  1. Compression therapy
  2. Warm Compress
  3. Ice Packs
  4. Low-Impact Yoga
  5. Relaxing in a pool

All of these methods, in addition to suitable rest and using a product like Clear Koala, can help reduce inflammation and provide you fast relief.

A Solution for Everybody

Regardless of your age or what kind of pain you are experiencing, Clear Koala can treat a variety of areas that have inflammatory pain. Our repeat users include moms, runners, workers, and people who spend long hours at the desk. Having a natural pain reliever in your medicine cabinet is vital for your household. Far too many people fall prey to prescription opioids to mask their chronic joint and muscle pain. You don't have to settle for the endless side effects and addictive nature of these powerful medications. Clear Koala is a great alternative for the health conscious person looking to harness the powers of nature. Always be sure to consult your doctor or a licensed medical professional before you make any changes to your medicine routine.

Making the Most of Your Recovery Time

There are many ways to care for an injury. Sometimes, we end up doing more harm than good. There's a lot of debate on whether or not it's best to move an injury or to let it rest. While both of these options have their benefits, they also can be shown to cause further damage if done in excess. To optimize your pain relief, it's best to alternate rest and movement, just as you would alternate heat and ice. Gentle massages with a spray like Clear Koala can help improve your circulation and reduce that nasty inflammation that's holding you back. Soon, you'll be feeling revitalized and ready to take on the world all over again.