This article was published on: 03/30/22 12:23 PM
Physical therapy is often one of the best choices you can make when you have long-term pain, also called chronic pain, or an injury. It can make you stronger and help you move and feel better suggests that treating pain is not really about fixing some sort of impairment that is causing the persisting problem. For many painful states, there might be no physical impairment that needs addressing to get out of pain, decrease disability, and resume meaningful activities. In fact, the meaningful activity has now become a rehabilitation exercise. It means if the person wants to deadlift, run, play, or garden, then that is the rehab. We slowly expose them to those activities, and they adapt to and tolerate them.
Physical interventions are needed to treat pain, like pain relief exercises. These move target areas where you have pain, so you’re stronger and more flexible, which should make it easier to live your life. Stretching will help you to make your body more kind, so make sure that you are warmed up and that you don’t stretch too far. Do aerobic exercise, which helps you in such ways as decreasing your risk of heart disease, improving cardiovascular conditioning, lowering blood pressure, assisting in weight management, and helping to control your blood sugar. Strengthening exercises like weight lifting, heavy gardening, such as digging and shovelling, climbing stairs, cycling, dancing, pushups, situps, squats, etc.
There are things you can do yourself that might help you feel better. Keep a healthy weight. Putting on extra pounds can slow healing and make some pain worse. A healthy weight might help with pain in the knees, back, hips, or feet. Pain might make you inactive, which can lead to more pain and loss of function. Getting it can reduce pain sensitivity, help healing, and improve your mood. Caffeine and alcohol can get in the way of treatment and increase pain. Join a pain support group. Sometimes, it can help to talk to other people about how they deal with pain. You can share your thoughts while learning from others.