Good morning to you!
You know how I go on about pain and managing it in many ways including better self-care. This article explores some of the commonly used methods for management that physical therapists and others utilize. Is it comprehensive, absolutely not; there are many others and more are in the works as research and alternatives become available.
The key principle that anyone with pain of any kind should take home is: finding the one that works for you. That means a little trial and error in the beginning. That also means finding the right practitioner to lead your pain management and help you navigate your options. Pain is complex and individual and thus one size does not fit all. Early attention to symptoms post-injury could save you months or years of unnecessary suffering. Find your practitioner and take control of your pain management.