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Identifying a Shoulder Injury – What to Look For

If you suspect a shoulder injury, it’s important to see a GP to receive a correct assessment of the injury. If you choose to ignore the pain, you could heighten the condition, and possibly cause more issues.

Common Symptoms Include:

  • Stiffness in the shoulder joint

  • Inability to rotate the arm in regular positions.

  • Feeling like the shoulder could pop or slide out of the socket.

  • Aching, roaming pain that’s hard to pinpoint.

Although it is helpful to be informed on shoulder injury treatment, the best thing you can do when an injury occurs is to contact a qualified professional.

Chemist King offers a range of shoulder injury management products to help you protect and care for you and your family. While you are waiting for a GP, be sure to rest the sore shoulder in a comfortable and safe position close to the body. Apply a cold pack to the affected area for 20 minutes every 2 hours to help reduce any swelling.


Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, contact your healthcare practitioner.

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Lower Back Pain:

Lower back pain symptoms vary from person to person and differ depending on the cause of the injury. Your pain may be dull or sharp, it may be regular or come and go. Pain can even extend into your buttock or leg. It’s often the slightest pull that can halt your daily activities leaving you unable to do the smallest of tasks, such as going to work or taking care of the kids. When pain becomes lasting, it can impact your emotions. How you cope with your lower back pain, and whether you get the right treatment, will determine how quickly you recover. Here is some information of the causes, symptoms, and treatment for lower back pain, to help you prevent further injury and get back on your feet.

What can cause lower back pain?

What can cause lower back pain?

Lower back pain (LBP) or lumbago is a condition involving the muscles and bones of the back. A sore lower back can occur suddenly, in many cases the cause relates to ‘untrained’ muscles or unusual movements. Pain in the lower back can be caused by a variety of problems within the complex, interconnected network of spinal muscles, nerves, bones, discs, or tendons in the lumbar spine. Pain, tension, or stiffness in the lower back is something that most of us experience at some stage, and in many cases, it settles down after a few days.

Lower Back Pain Treatment

At Chemist King we have a variety of products which can be used to treat lower back pain. Spiral Heat Patches is ideal for relieving tight and cramped muscles around the lower back. It delivers eight hours of soothing heat to relieve muscle pain and help you restore your body. Also Heat bandages can be used as supportive aid externally for the relief of muscle pain, e.g., back ache, shooting pains, stiff neck. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, contact your healthcare practitioner.

Preventing Lower Back Pain

After you have experienced lower back pain once, the pain may return if you are not pro-active. Here are some ways you can strengthen your back.

To avoid further problems:

  • Exercise regularly to keep your back and stomach muscles strong. An inactive lifestyle will affect to lower back pain.

  • Alternate sitting positions and take regular breaks to stretch if you are seated for a long period of time.

  • Observe whether psychological factors, such as stress, might be the cause of your back pain.

  • Stretch before doing exercise, particularly for movements that require quick reflexes.

  • If you’re doing chores that require lifting or bending the knees, getting as close as you can to the item while lifting.

But before you begin, talk to your GP or Chemist King Pharmacists about the level of exercise that’s right for you.

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