In a previous blog I wrote about proper exercise recovery – so as a follow up I thought it would be a good idea to talk about soreness vs. pain.
If you have been keeping up with my blog you know that last week I wrote part one of this two part series about chronic pain. This time I want to get into the details about signs and symptoms, how the condition is diagnosed, and then as usual – how physical therapy can help with the condition.
So – what is chronic pain you ask? Well, it is exactly as it sounds – which is an unpleasant sensation that is usually associated with injury or tissue damage. But the pain can also happen even if there is no tissue damage in the area.
Low back pain is the most common diagnosis seen in physical therapy clinics, affects 85-90% of Americans, and is the second leading cause of visits to a doctor. So, considering all of that I think it is important for you to be educated.
One of the most important things that healthy active individuals need to know is the proper use of ice and heat when dealing with sports injuries