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Offline Primalscream

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Painkillers
« on: August 24, 2011, 04:53:56 PM »
Before going paleo, I used a lot of painkillers, maybe not daily but definately weekly and maybe a box (at least) a month. I would have inflammatory pains, and pains and aches in back and shoulders. I've always been reasonably fit, and many were post-gym pains. Today I woke up with a cranked neck, and it struck me; This was the first day after going paleo (approx 4 months) I even considered doing a painkiller! Which bring me to my question: Any paleo friendly painkillers? Any food that will release muscle tension?
(...I didn't pop the pill... ;))

Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Painkillers
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 06:06:40 AM »
Aches I get after sleeping in the wrong position I find go away after getting up and walking around.  I do end up taking one aspirin once every year or so for muscle pains.  I should really get some willow bark for tea.


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Re: Painkillers
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 05:48:43 AM »
I use either arnica gel or peppermint oil topically for pain relief. Both work quite well.

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Re: Painkillers
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 05:59:40 AM »
Massage really does work too.  Joint pains I find are often related to tight muscles in the area.

e.g. for knee pain check the sides of quads, etc.