Pain for Long Trip
Back or knee pain is a very familiar problem. It can be seen that 90 to 95 percent of people suffer from back pain at some point in their life. The back muscles are a bit more vulnerable than other muscles in the body. They contract and stretch more easily than other muscles in the body. So they are easily damaged. The weight of the body has to be carried by the spine and the waist.
These pains often increase during long journeys. Many people will make a long journey on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr. Traveling by bus, train, plane, rickshaw or van can increase the pain. Sometimes the knee becomes swollen and painful. Some people get watery feet after a long journey.
A more serious condition can lead to blood clots in the veins of the legs, called DVT. In this case, the feet may become swollen and reddish in color. Long journeys become difficult for patients with back and knee pain.
What to do
- No matter how you travel, you should be active, and take a walk instead of sitting for hours. Like when the bus stopped somewhere or got off at the ferry and moved a little. Walked inside the train.
- If you do not have the opportunity to walk, do leg muscle stretching or exercise while sitting. Rotate the legs around. Now bend your knees and slowly lift them up to your chest.
For those prone to watery feet, sit a little higher with your feet on something. They should not wear too tight shoes.
- A knee cap can be worn on the knees or in back pain patients can wear a belt around the waist to prevent jerking.
- If there is pain, you can take warm compresses on the knee or waist at the end of the trip.
Don’t lift heavy bags or suitcases quickly if you have back pain. Do not bend down and lift heavy objects.
A local anti-inflammatory spray or ointment can be used to reduce pain. If there is more pain, you can take painkillers according to the doctor’s advice.
Drink plenty of water. Cramps in the leg muscles are more common when dehydration occurs.