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Managing physical pain

“When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”

I’ve been struggling with a knee injury since February. My ski season ended sadly on 2/21/17. Some days I’m almost pain free. Other days, no amount of Advil, arnica, Icy Hot, and rest are enough. There are days where even sitting with my leg up hurts; no position that alleviates the pain.

I know many people who suffer with chronic pain and we all have different ways of living with it.

I’ve heard good things about eastern medicine, and specifically acupuncture so after a rough few weeks, I had my first treatment today. It’s only been a few hours and one treatment isn’t enough to judge, but I am cautiously optimistic that this will be the the difference.

The song, “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger” and the saying “No pain – No gain” are overrated and I’m over that philosophy. I’m ready for a gentler way.