Treat Chronic Pain End the Condition!

Pain is normal, pain is good; it is our body’s way of telling us something is wrong. From a sprained ankle or a bump on the head to breaking a bone or straining your back while playing with the kids, it is a warning to take care. This is known as Acute Pain and should go away once the injury is healed.

Chronic Pain is another story; it can continue for years after the injury is healed and can affect all aspects of your life in the form of night pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression and insomnia. These in turn can wreak havoc on relationships and your performance in daily activities, at work and on the sports field. If it has lasted longer than three months, it is chronic pain, and starting to become a brain game!

Know Your Pain:

Acute Pain

Chronic Pain

Characteristic:

  • Cause generally known
  • Short term (less than 3 months)
  • Short term stress and anxiety
  • Responds well to medication
  • Inflammation

Treatment:

  • How to manage it:  RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
  • Physiotherapy

Examples:

  • Soft tissue injury
  • Fractured bones
  • Torn ligaments and tendons
  • Open cut/wound

Characteristic:

  • Cause often unknown
  • Long term (more than 3 months)
  • Depression
  • Does not respond to medication as effectively
  • Soft tissue has healed, no inflammation

Treatment:

  • How to manage it: MEAT (Movement, Exercise, Analgesics, Treatment with a physiotherapist)

Examples:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathies
  • Headaches

Chronic Pain Explained

How we’ll treat Your Chronic Pain

Dry Needling

Shockwave Therapy

Exercise Rehabilitation

Electrotherapy

Strapping

Myofascial Release

Joint Mobilisation

Education on Pain Management

Acute Pain is always treated and managed as soon as possible by Physiotherapy Bedfordview. If you are sore, call us before it becomes chronic pain.

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