Some people find it helpful to meditate when coping with pain.
Patients who live with chronic pain learn to cope in ways that some people find unimaginable. While many clinicians present pain management in the form of medication, one living with a severe wound or other difficult condition can learn to live more comfortably. Sometimes, extremely intense wounds can have a harder time healing. An article on the Pain News Network website took a closer look at one woman’s experience with a diabetic wound and how she cared for it. Some of the treatments she was offered were more modern and invasive than careful wound bandaging, yet she still had to cope with the associated wound discomfort.
Good nutrition is important to the wound treatment process, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Clinicians know the importance of nutrition in the wound healing process. That’s because maintaining the right nutritional levels helps, according to the Mayo Clinic. In addition, a study entitled “Chronic Wound Healing: A Review of Current Management and Treatments” reported that “the systemic optimization of nutritional status should be evaluated in wound healing. Numerous nutrients have proven to be important in wound healing.”
In the treatment of wounds, the role of zinc in wound care still needs to be investigated.
In the treatment of wounds, the role of zinc in the wound healing process has been highly debated.
There are reports and research on the use of the mineral as both a nutritional supplement and as a topical application in the service of wound care. Both present conflicting conclusions.
Researchers have presented findings of their study on the effectiveness of fish skin for wound treatment.
A new development in skin substitutes for wound care involving fish skin may present another option for treatment, one with natural benefits.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a treatment for wound care involving fish skin following a clinical trial to determine its effectiveness on burns and wound types. The procedure is believed to be particularly useful for treating wounds suffered by service members.
Hyperbaric therapy is a less-common wound healing treatment that some patients may want to explore.
Those suffering from chronic wounds become accustomed to a wound care regimen, normally at the guidance of their clinician. There are bandages to change, and a patient may require assistance in keeping the wound area clean and dry. To expedite wound healing, patients – with a clinician’s advice – often look to different kinds of treatments or bandages to help them feel healthier more quickly. Some, like yoga and exercise, take a more holistic approach, involving the whole body while others focus solely on the wound itself.