It is not uncommon for individuals to struggle with pain their whole life ad not seek treatment. There is some acceptable aches and pains from life, but if these are constant it may be time to check out a physiotherapist. If you have been injured and never got it checked out, this may change your mind. Here are 5 signs that you may need to visit a physiotherapist;
Here they are:
1. Constant pain – if your pain is always present, even at a low level of intensity chances are it will not disappear on its own.
2. Severe pain longer than 3 days – if the inflammation stage of healing has passed and you are still experiencing pain, or severe pain, for half that time, then you should see your family doctor or physiotherapist as more serious damage may have occurred.
3. Something has felt “different” since your injury – this seems like common sense, but many try to ignore this feeling. If things don’t feel right, chances are they aren’t.
4. You are moving differently since your injury – sounds like a compensation doesn’t it? If you aren’t sure if this is you, then ask close family or a friend as they are likely to spot you walking, bending or reaching differently.
5. Your pain is easily reproducible with a specific movement – this may look something like this: “every time I reach/bend/move this way I get pain”. Your injury has affected something very specific, and unless you want to avoid that particular movement for the rest of your life, get assessed!
If your pain continues and you have tried these methods it may be time to visit a professional. Contact us and we will book an appointment with our experienced pain specialist.
Pleasantview Family Health Centre
2758 Victoria Park Ave, North York M2J4A8