Joint Pain: When To Seek Physiotherapy

There are many ways in which physiotherapy can help with your problems of pain and stiffness. Here is a quick look at what it can achieve for you in terms of comfort.

physiotherapy heals

  • Helps you learn breathing techniques to reduce pain
  • Understand the reason behind knee pain and stiffness and resolve the same
  • Helps keep weight in check and reduce pressure on affected parts
  • Reduce severe pain and bring down the intensity
  • Help reduce back ache

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It is a good idea to give your physiotherapist a visit when:

  • You experience a painful sensation in your joint, or any form of discomfort that has stayed for more than 2 weeks
  • You suddenly get chills or fever and may or may not experience body ache
  • Your joint looks swollen
  • Difficulty in moving the joint areas

ease your pain

Here are a few ways in which your physiotherapist can help you reduce or remove the pain:

1. You Experience Any Stiffness Or Slight Pain In Your Joints

slight pain in joints

One of the earliest signs of arthritis is a niggling discomfort in your joints. If you feel either of those, fix an appointment with your physiotherapist to find out the cause and decide on a suitable treatment plan. While earlier joint pain was mostly associated with those above the age of 65, it is now fairly common in much younger adults as well as some children. The pain and stiffness could be in your knees, back, lower back, shoulders and even your hand, and the physiotherapist will be the best person to evaluate the situation.

2. You Have Suffered An Injury

suffering from injury

When you get an injury, your body often takes time to heal properly. Sometimes, you may start experiencing pain immediately, while in some cases, the pain may suddenly make an appearance after weeks or months of the initial injury. Whenever you suffer an injury, it weakens your body, and you are more prone to suffer a tear in your muscle or ligament, as well as any issues in your joints. If you feel the slightest pain, make sure you get it checked, as it is your body’s way of signaling for help.

3. The Pain May Not Go Away, But Can Reduce

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There are some cases where no form of treatment can help remove the pain completely. However, it is possible to help reduce it and let you deal with the pain better. If you were seriously injured and full recovery is not possible, you can still try physiotherapy and keep the pain and discomfort under control.

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