Are you suffering from pain? When sitting, lying down, walking, bending forward, twisting, or squatting, does your pain get better or worse?
Pain can be very confusing and highly frustrating, limiting you from participating in activities you love and overall enjoying life. We want to lower your pain.
One big reason for pain is overuse. When you make the same movements repeatedly, the body's joints, tendons, and muscles become irritated and inflamed.
Movement requires multiple areas of the body to work together. To squat, you need mobility in your knees, hips, and back. You rarely move a single joint by itself. What if one of those areas, knees, hips, or back, is stiff or experiencing an issue? You will most likely overcompensate for it. For example, if your back is stiff and you can't extend it, your ankles or hips will pick up the slack. The body part compensating for another part can only sustain for so long, and pain manifests.
What can be done? Finding the body area that isn't performing its role is often the solution to long-term pain relief. As physical therapists, who are movement experts, we evaluate and diagnose and determine what areas of the body aren't moving and working as they should.
Often treating the painful area is a short-term solution. We seek long-term solutions. We pinpoint the actual problem. Pain medication and surgery are interventions.
Working with a physical therapist will tackle the inflammation, stiffness, and soreness that you are experiencing. Your body can begin to heal itself through exercise, manipulation, and other safe, non-invasive treatment methods. We help encourage the production of the body's natural pain-relieving chemicals.
Seeing a physical therapist is one of the best choices you can make for pain, even when imaging has shown degeneration, tears, or damage. We will help you get stronger, move better, and experience less pain. We are experts not only in treating pain but also its source. Give us a call today at 520-459-1386 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today to get started.