Step away from the snow shovel.
Take your pain meds as directed - don't wait until you feel pain. At that point it takes time for them to work and well... you'll be in pain until they do.
My wife used to work as a nurse. I get that lecture from time to time, so I'm passing it along.
"Ducke's Ice Cold PeaNUTS
" - They'll melt in yer mouth
Grab a sack or two today!