Pain is an emotional and unpleasant sensory experience associated with the damage of potential tissue.
Pain is not a stimulus but something that you experience. It takes a toll on your memories, thoughts, and emotions. The brain communicates with our internal system (hormonal, autonomic and emotional). So, our pain gets amplified and our system gets sensitized when we are stressed, depressed or anxious.
PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT
If you are still bearing that scorching pain that does not seem to go away with medication, then Physiotherapy is the answer for you if you don’t want to struggle anymore.
Physiotherapy or physio therapy is a way to manage pain without the help of drugs or surgery. It heals the injuries or illness that restricts the mobility of a person.
Since our body is a combination of various systems, so the treatment working for one part may not be feasible for others. Physiotherapy aims to restore, maintain, and promote the overall well-being of an individual.
HOW IS PHYSIO THERAPY USED TO TREAT PAIN
Moving may be the last thing on your mind when you are in chronic pain. However, physio therapy is an essential part of pain management. Medical history and physical examination are used to diagnose the root cause of pain. A physical therapist then tailors the relevant exercise regimen to ease your pain.
Physio therapy can be used to alleviate the sources of chronic pain, including:
• Chronic headaches
• Neuropathic pain (pain caused by injury to tissues or nerves)
• Rheumatoid arthritis
Physio therapy is aimed for both-Your body and your mind.
EXAMPLES OF ACTIVE PHYSIO THERAPY
A typical session of physiotherapy comprises multiple activities that are designed to relieve chronic pain or heal an injury. A session may be a combination of multiple activities. Some of them are:
• Low-impact aerobic training
The therapist will tackle the physical side of your stiffness, inflammation, and soreness with low-impact aerobic training.
• Strengthening exercises
These exercises use resistance bands, machines, or your body-weight to strengthen your core muscles as well as other parts of the body.
• Pain relief exercises
These exercises aim to enhance your flexibility and strength by focusing on the areas where you have pain.
It is a gentle exercise that relaxes your muscles and thereby making them more flexible.
• Heat and ice packs
The Heat helps in better movement of your muscles by giving them warmth. Ice tends to reduce inflammation. In any case, both ice and heat ease your pain.
POINTS TO CONSIDER ABOUT PHYSIO THERAPY AND PAIN
It should be kept in mind that since each individual is different, so each one responds differently to a specific therapy. Since the movement patterns and habits vary between the individuals, the physical therapists monitor each person in by their behaviour and mobility pattern.
Also, you should remember that the “treatment” does not end with the completion of the Physio therapy program.
You should discover the physical activities that you enjoy the most and make them a way of life!
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