Lifestyle Changes for Pain Management
Pain can often be reduced, and sometimes even eliminated, by making personal lifestyle changes. At Balcones Pain Consultants, our caring experts work with our patients to identify any pain triggers that may be related to lifestyle choices, and generate a personalized plan to modify those choices for a positive outcome.
Here are just a few examples of how lifestyle changes may make a difference:
Lifestyle Changes for Abdominal Pain Management
Mild stool softeners or laxatives can be very effective for abdominal pain from constipation, for example, especially when paired with lifestyle changes such as getting more exercise, drinking more water, and incorporating high-fiber foods into the diet.
When lactose intolerance, food allergies, or IBS are causing recurrent abdominal pain, dietary changes are also important to address the underlying problem. The same is true for kidney stones, which can be alleviated and even prevented by eliminating certain foods and ingredients from the diet while substituting others. Read more about abdominal pain here.
Lifestyle Changes for Foot Pain Management
Treatments for foot pain can vary, depending on the underlying cause or condition. The experts at Balcones Pain Consultants can help you treat certain causes of foot pain with gentle exercises and stretching techniques and can recommend supportive lifestyle changes such as proper footwear or dietary changes.
Foot pain from arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout, can be reduced with NSAIDs. Lifestyle changes focused on reducing weight and increasing rest for the affected foot are also other important ways to treat foot pain due to arthritis. Lifestyle changes can also include the use of braces, orthotic devices, or more supportive footwear. Read more about foot pain here.
Lifestyle Changes for Pelvic Pain Management
Pelvic pressure and discomfort due to pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can be treated with special physical therapy exercises designed to strengthen and tone the pelvic floor. Lifestyle changes, including proper diet and weight management to reduce pelvic floor pressure, can also help relieve pelvic pain and discomfort from POP. Read more about pelvic pain here.