“It hurts when I do this.” Response: “Well stop doing that”. That feedback most likely won’t work for you, and it certainly doesn’t resolve the root of the problem of pain. We can begin by describing pain as an uncomfortable, unpleasant and sometimes overwhelming sensory response towards an injury or disease process. Physical pain often affects our bones, joints, tendons, and muscular system. Pain can be described anywhere from sharp, shooting or stabbing, to dull or achy. While we all perceive pain a bit differently we can agree that pain hurts, it’s annoying, and gone untreated for even a short period of time can affect us physically as well as emotionally. It will disrupt our lifestyle, our work, our play.
Now the good part! In nearly all cases physical therapy can help alleviate and manage your pain, and often times without expensive medications or other methods that are invasive. You see, physical therapy clinicians are experts in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of pain as the result of injuries or diseases of the musculoskeletal system. We understand this stuff, it’s our lives, and it’s a big area of focus here at Sterling. To alleviate pain we use a wide variety of treatment techniques such as joint and soft tissue mobilization, stretching and flexibility and exercise prescription. We also have a variety of modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation to help treat and alleviate your pain.
So if you’re in need of some pain relief why not give us a try. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, you don’t have to live with pain. We promise to give it our all and help you overcome your discomfort and get back the life you need to lead.