What do you mean with alcohol helps? Like, if I fall and have pain I should hit a pub and get wasted?
well, kinda. When I busted my finger I was snowboarding. So i just got drunk at the bar while my hand swelled up and turned purple then got back on the gondola. Let me tell you the bartender was pouring some serious sympathy drinks too, I think he just gave me a glass of vodka.....I hope I remembered to tip him well....
but yes, a little buzz takes the edge off the pain. Hopefully you will have none by Feb!