OrthosportsPT_Determining The Origin of Your Pain

• What do you thinkmay be causing the pain? Of course, it happens that a painwill develop, and you are dumbfounded as to why, but more often than not, there is something that you think could be influencing it. If the pain started around the same time as a change in environment or life circumstances, then it is worth telling your physical therapist about the association. Further Considerations Another thing to consider about your pain is whether or not it develops at particular times of the day or year. There are plenty of situations when someone begins to experience pain when the weather starts to change, and it turns out that the pain is a result of arthritis and inflammation. There are other situations in which the pain will develop as a result of prolonged sitting or the opposite — such as when things get crazy at home or at work, and you find that you are not getting asmuch sleep as usual. Considering any changes in your daily habits or environmental factors can be very helpful in determining what is causing your pain. Regardless of where your pain is, how long you’ve been dealing with it, or how intense the pain feels, the smart thing to do when pain develops is to speak with a physical therapist. Working with a physical therapist can help you finally get a step ahead of your pain, finding treatment options that are designed to provide you with long-term relief instead of temporary relief frommedication.

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Relieve Pain In Minutes Try this exercise if you are experiencing knee pain.

KNEE SQUEEZE / TOE TOUCH PROGRESSION Standing with good posture, place a foam roll or pillow between knees. Reach overhead, engage the core, and squeeze the foam roll or pillow. While holding the squeeze, bend forward at the hips and reach toward your toes. Hold for 2 seconds before releasing the squeeze and return to upright position. Repeat the exercise 5 times. Exercisescopyrightof



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