In this blog post we are going to quickly cover the top 7 reasons to see a physiotherapist.
But before we dig into the content, if you are feeling pain right now and it’s not going away on its own, please don’t wait too long to seek treatment.
The longer you wait to address an issue, the longer it can take to fix the underlying concern when you decide to get therapy.
Whether you are dealing with the pain of a muscle strain, a pulled muscle, or another form of soft tissue injury. Or if you are working through something more serious like arthritis, bursitis, or a stress fracture. Regardless of the cause, you should see a physiotherapist sooner rather than later.
Here are some signs that you need to see a local physiotherapist.
You’re in constant pain
If you’re in pain almost all of the time, then it’s time to see a physiotherapist. This may even be a sign that you need to see a physiotherapist as soon as possible. You could have an acute injury causing your pain that may lead into a chronic issue. If this sounds like you book your appointment with a physiotherapist today.
You’re experiencing unusual pain while you’re recovering
You may be in pain after an injury, but that doesn’t mean that the pain is normal. You should never experience pain that you can’t explain. If the pain is unusual, then it’s a sign that you should see a physiotherapist (or your family doctor). You may be dealing with something like direct nerve pain from a sprain, or you could have a nerve issue that needs fixing. The pain could also be coming from your bones, joints, muscles, or ligaments. It’s important to rule out these common sources of pain so that you can get it treated and get back to normal as soon as possible.
You’re unable to perform everyday tasks
This could be due to a lack of mobility in your joints or muscles, or it could be due to the pain that you’re in. If you’re unable to do the things that you used to do without pain, then it’s time to see a physiotherapist. You could be dealing with a chronic problem that’s causing you pain, or you could be dealing with another health issue. It’s also possible that you have a structural problem that needs fixing. If you’re experiencing pain that prevents you from doing the things that you were doing before, then it’s time to see a physiotherapist.
You’re experiencing pain in new areas
You may experience pain where you’ve never experienced it before. You could be dealing with an emotional issue that’s causing you to feel pain, or you could be dealing with a physical issue that’s affecting your body. If you’re experiencing pain in a new area, it’s important to get that area checked out by your family doctor or physiotherapist.
You’re experiencing lower back pain
Lower back pain is a common result of an injury. It’s often referred to as back pain, low back pain, LBP, or sciatica. It can also be a symptom of a structural problem, or a vertebral compression fracture. Whatever the cause, you need to get that lower back checked out by a physiotherapist. You could also be dealing with a herniated disc, stenosis, or a kidney stone. Whatever the cause, you need to see a physiotherapist because lower back pain shouldn’t be experienced.
You have an upcoming event (e.g. wedding, reunion, reunion) that’s causing you stress
You could be dealing with an injury that’s preventing you from participating in an event that you’ve been looking forward to (e.g. a wedding, reunion, or school reunion). Whether you have to miss work to attend or you have to miss the event itself, it’s stressful not to be able to participate. You could also be dealing with a chronic problem that’s causing you pain, or you could be dealing with another health issue. Regardless of the cause, it’s important to get that event off of your mind so that you can focus on healing.
You have a history of repetitive injuries
If you have a history of repetitive injuries, then it’s time to see a physiotherapist. Repetitive injuries are usually caused by overtraining, but they can also be the result of an underlying issue. It could be a genetic predisposition, poor biomechanics, poor lifting technique, or inadequate rest. Regardless of the cause, it’s important to get it checked out so that the injury doesn’t get worse and flare up while you’re at work.
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, then you should definitely seek medical attention. Nose Creek Physiotherapy can help you determine the cause of your pain and provide you with the proper treatment. We can also help you avoid future injuries by providing you with a personalized prevention plan. Give us a call today.