Do you suffer more aches and pains than when you were younger? I seem to keep an assortment of things that aren't serious but very annoying. Recently it's been my shoulder, it's very painful.
What really annoys me is knowing when to seek medical care. Past experience tells me if I live long enough this pain will go away. In the meantime it's quite uncomfortable.
I could pay a visit to the medical world but I'm too frugal. It's not my money being spent, but rather Medicare and my insurance company's dollars. Nevertheless, I do not want to be a bad steward of medical care dollars.
If I pay a visit to my doctor, besides an office visit, there will no doubt be a charge for an x-ray that will almost certainly reveal nothing. At that point I will likely be referred for either a scan of some kind or perhaps referred to a specialist. It's unlikely anything will show up there either. By the time I get in to see a specialist or get the scan the pain may be gone and I'll feel like a fool.
There was a time when doctors freely prescribed muscle relaxers and pain relievers but no more, you have to have a limb hanging by a thread to get either one these days.
Remember the tried and true Naproxen muscle relaxer? I've taken a boat load of it when it was a prescription. Now it's over the counter and doctors run backwards up a tree at the thought of a patient taking it. Same thing with Ibuprofen.
I've never been a fan of Ben-Gay or any of those rub on remedies but I do like heat. Yesterday I found a sale on these aromatherapy critters. Pop them in the microwave and then snuggle up with one on my aching shoulder. Feels good, sometimes helps, but a good dose of muscle relaxers would help even more.
What is your remedy for aches and pains?