Millions of people turn to anti-inflammatory drugs to deal with the pain of impact-induced injuries. While these drugs may provide effective pain relief, long term use may compromise your overall health.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury. The increased circulation and rise of various chemicals in the blood present as swelling, heat and pain. Most inflammation naturally subsides as the body successfully fights infection or heals injury.
Unfortunately, injuries that result from excessive impact often do not heal quickly or properly because we are constantly delivering impact with each step on unforgiving surfaces. That translates to chronic inflammation, joint pain and swelling.
There are a number medications available to counter inflammation. Non-prescription anti-inflammatories include some non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs:
High doses of NSAIDs may be available by prescription only, and nearly all anti-inflammatory steroids, such as prednisone and corticosteroids, may only be administered by a licensed health care provider.
Risk of Long Term Use
Anti-inflammatories can provide effective temporary pain relief. However, when used for months or years as a pain relief strategy, the risk for side effects increases. NSAID side effects include:
- Stomach ulcers
- Kidney damage
Long term NSAID usage also increases the risk for heart attack and stroke.
Anti-inflammatory steroids have many of the same side effects as NSAIDs as well as:
- Weight gain
- Mood changes
Long term steroid use can also compromise your immune system, raising your risk for infection.
An Effective Alternative
Anti-inflammatories are not the only effective pain relief strategy for chronic lower body joint pain. Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear® actually addresses the cause of inflammation—impact—to provide immediate pain relief and encourage natural healing.
Z-CoiL treatment is a natural alternative to pills, medications, even surgery, for pain relief. Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear are 100% side effect-free and more cost-effective compared to other long term pain management strategies.
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