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.
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.
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:
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.