Nagging Pain & Discomfort? Physical Therapy Could be the Solution

Nagging Pain & Discomfort? Physical Therapy Could be the Solution

January 17, 2018

Anyone that is experiencing abnormal physical discomfort or pain that just won't go away should seek professional attention. Pain is basically your body's way of telling you that something isn't right, after all. If the pain you are experiencing is beginning to inhibit your physical performance or function, you should strongly consider seeking a consultation and diagnosis from your doctor.

Physical Therapy Can Benefit Everybody

If you're not very physically active and you begin experiencing nagging physical pain and discomfort, then it might be a result of inactivity since a lack of exercise can weaken your muscles. Physical therapy can help to reduce any discomfort you might be having. In fact, physical therapy can be quite helpful if you are physically active and you're experiencing issues.

If you are exercising regularly, whether you have been doing so for some time or have just begun, then certain discomfort might be normal, such as soreness, aches, muscle fatigue and minor pains. However, if you're experiencing serious pain, chronic soreness or discomfort that won't go away, or joint tenderness, you might want to see a physical therapist.

Determining if You Need Physical Therapy

It can be difficult to assess the kind of pain you are experiencing if you're not used to experiencing physical pain of any kind. For example, if you've only just started working out, then you may not be able to tell if the pain you're feeling is normal or not. The following are three stages of pain and the relation to the activity that is causing it:

  • Red stage - This refers to when you feel pain during a certain activity and that pain continues even after you stop - and sometimes even worsens.
  • Yellow stage - This refers to when you feel physical discomfort during a certain activity but it subsides after you stop doing the activity.
  • Green stage - This refers to physical activities you can do without any kind of discomfort.

If you're in the red stage, you should stop immediately. A physical therapist can help figure out what's causing the problem. If you're in the yellow stage, a physical therapist can help you make modifications so that you can continue the activity without discomfort.

If you're feeling regular pain or discomfort, be sure to contact us at Advanced Motion Therapeutic to schedule an appointment for physical therapy in Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie today.