Pandemic issues: Working from home and sedentary lifestyle can exacerbate issues related to everyday pain

Whether it’s an uncomfortable back, a sore knee, or aching joints, pain is something everyone experiences at some point in their life.

And when you’re burdened with pain from old injuries that may have been made worse by working from home, it can be difficult to know how to manage pain when it arises.

It can be especially difficult for those who have had trouble reaching their doctor during the pandemic.

And while severe acute pain and long-term chronic pain should be managed by primary care physicians, there are many other ways to manage the occasional pain than just popping a pill.

Pandemic issues: Working from home and sedentary lifestyle can exacerbate issues related to everyday pain

The answer might be as simple as a visit to your local high street pharmacy – where experts can offer advice and a holistic solution to pain relief.

Boots offers a wide range of holistic options to meet their clients’ pain relief needs. Here we share three alternative ways the pharmacy-owned health and beauty retailer can help you ease your pain…

1. EXPLORE PILL-FREE FORMS OF PAIN RELIEF

If your usual pain relief isn’t helping, why not try a pill-free alternative? There are many alternative, pill-free solutions at Boots that can provide various pain relief options.

Whether you’re looking for topical gels or heat and cold therapy, Boots’ experts can bring you pill-free pain relief at an affordable price.

And with up to 25 percent off select pill-free pain relief solutions with Boots, you can ease your aches and pains.*1

Voltarol Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel can help relieve joint and rheumatic pain – for just £7.50. *2

Or apply the non-medicated £4.99 Boots Direct to Skin Heat Patch (4 patches) directly to the skin to help with muscle aches and back and shoulder pain.

Pill-free solutions: Pain-relieving alternatives can help relieve sore joints and muscles

Pill-free solutions: Pain-relieving alternatives can help relieve sore joints and muscles

If you prefer a cooling effect, why not consider Boots Freeze Gel 100ml for €3.99? The refreshing gel soothes aching muscles and joints.

For just £44.99, the Boots TENS Back Pain Belt offers safe, temporary, drug-free relief from lower back pain and the Boots TENS digital elbow and knee pain relief is available online for just £37.99.

2. VISIT THE PHARMACY AND TALK TO A MEMBER OF THE PHARMACY TEAM

There’s nothing like walking into a pharmacy and talking face-to-face about a problem with a reassuring, caring member of the team.

Pharmacists have the expertise to offer advice and action to help alleviate the symptoms of short-term pain.

The team has been specially trained to provide you with personalized pain relief advice tailored to you.

Boots have over 20,000 qualified pharmacists and pharmacy advisors across the UK ready to help customers with pain relief advice

Boots have over 20,000 qualified pharmacists and pharmacy advisors across the UK ready to help customers with pain relief advice

With over 20,000 qualified pharmacists and pharmacy advisors in over 2100 locations across the UK you are sure to find someone who can listen to your concerns about your pain and reassure you about the best way forward.

3. TRY ONLINE

Don’t feel well enough to go to the shops? Try the Boots Health Hub to access online services.

The website may refer you to paid private services such as PhysioFast Online and Leva Pain Management Service.

PhysioFast Online offers convenient, high-quality online video physical therapy appointments.*3

All Day, Every Day: Visit the Boots Health Hub for online pain management services

All Day, Every Day: Visit the Boots Health Hub for online pain management services

And with a team of healthcare professionals who understand chronic pain, the Leva Pain Management Service could be the perfect place to get expert help with a pain management program for you.*4

In the meantime, Boots Online Doctor migraine treatment service could be an option if you have previously been diagnosed with migraines by your GP.

After completing an online consultation, a clinician will review it within 24 hours and provide advice and treatment if necessary. *5

You can also watch Season 2 of Boot’s podcast, Taboo Talks, to hear Ugo Monye talk about his experiences dealing with pain.

Click here to learn more about how Boots Health Hub can help you manage your pain.

1*Offer ends May 17, 2022. Terms and conditions apply.

2*Contains Diclofenac Diethylammonium. Always read the label.

3*Eligibility criteria and fees apply – PhysioFast Online – Services – Boots.

4*Terms and Conditions apply – Leva Pain Management Service – Boots Health Hub.

5*Terms and Conditions apply – Prescription Migraine Treatment | Boots online doctor.

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