people in the UK experience pain nearly every day*

Pain is no fun at any time of the year, but for a lot of people it can feel much worse in the winter with people saying that pains and stiffness often seem to be more common when the weather’s cold or even wet.

The body’s reaction to cold is to restrict peripheral (close to the skin) circulation to minimise heat loss from the body, making the extremities feel cold and painful.

After a period of inactivity, such as during the night, people with arthritis feel very stiff and in pain until they’ve warmed up and start moving again.

 

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3 of the best drug-free treatments

We have several over-the-counter pain relief medicines that may help ease your pain.

We also have a range of drug-free treatments available which can also be taken alongside any medication. Here are 3 of the est drug-free treatments available at your local LloydsPharmacy.

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Active Pack

Pain Gone Plus

For clinically proven TENS-like therapy, it only takes 30 seconds to apply at the click of a button and relief can last for hours.

ActiPatch

Offers advanced long lasting chronic pain relief using Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy. Also great for arthritis, sciatica and fibromyalgia.

How to avoid the cold snap this winter

  • Wear plenty of layers, indoors and outdoors. Staying warm under a blanket is great, but regularly keep moving and wear layers to keep you warm.
  • Use an electric blanket in the morning to warm you up before getting out of bed…then keep warm by wearing layers and eating well, especially warm/hot meals and drinks.
  • Make sure you take all your medication as prescribed.
  • Speak to your pharmacist about a medicines-check up to get the best relief.

 

Did you know?

If you find it difficult to get out and about during the winter, get your medicines delivered straight to your front door with the LloydsPharmacy Prescription Delivery Service

How we can help?

We don’t think you should have to put up with pain! That’s’ why we offer a FREE Pain Management Service for those who are living with pain, especially in the cooler months.

 

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Ask your pharmacist what medication would suit you best, how much, how often and when to take your pain relief medication.

Always read the label and never exceed the dosage stated on the packet.

*https://www.britishpainsociety.org/media-resources/

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