We all dream to have a pain-free life. Whenever we fall sick or have aches and pain, we try and do everything to get rid of the pain. But the question is, what do you do and try, is it the right decision? Is it the right choice? Importantly, shouldn’t you be consulting one of the musculoskeletal experts in Chelmsford rather than relying on pain Killers?
Yes, that’s right. Our team physiotherapists and soft tissue therapists is a much better option to alleviate aches and pain, especially if you are suffering from chronic Physical Pain.
In this post you will learn, what pain is, the causes of pain, and how the right therapy at Faye Pattison Physiotherapy such as Physiotherapy or Soft tissue therapy can help you to alleviate and take control of your aches and pain.
What is Pain?
Pain is discomforting Physical and Emotional Sensations from injuries and illness. Pain acts as warning signs, indicating that something wrong is going on. It’s a call from your body for help and attention to prevent further damage to our body from injuries and illness.
Causes of Pain
Well, the list is huge and can be one or a combination of some of the examples below.
As you are reading a muskuloskeletal Blog, I would like to mention some of the causes of pain related to Physiotherapy and Soft tissue therapy.
1. Muscle Tightness
2. Muscle Spasm
4. Trigger Points
6. Strains and Sprains
7. Joint Subluxation or Dislocation, due to muscle weakness or impact
8. Nerve compression
9. Imbalance in the myofascial network
Management for Pain
Unlike general analgesics medical treatment, Our expert healthcare clinic offering Physiotherapy and soft tissue therapy management is quite different. Our therapists work closely in diagnosing and treating the cause of the pain, which means it is less likely that the pain will reappear, and the effects last for a longer duration. Once pain free, we can advise on how we can help in keeping you pain free an minimising the risks of injuries.
Following are some of the methods that we may use in alleviating the pain.
Cryotherapy – Cold therapy in the form of ice packs and ice water soaking, helps in reducing the inflammation, local temperature, and edema. Which in turns helps in managing the Pain. Cryotherapy especially manages acute Sprain and Strain.
Hot Compression Pack – Hot compression or Hot Therapy relaxes the tensed muscles and provide psychological benefits for reducing the pain.
Soft Tissue Manipulation & Massage – With the help of advanced soft tissue manipulation techniques such as soft tissue release, neuromuscular, muscle energy techniques effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, deep tissue massage and mobilisation, it helps to improve the circulation of the body which helps in removing the toxins causing pain and delivering freshly oxygenated blood to the tissue faster to speed up recovery and repair.
It also helps in breaking the trigger points, relaxing the tensed muscles and stretch the tight muscles mildly.
Acupuncture – Insertion of thin needles originated from China is now one of the methods that most people love, due to its low side effects and great outcomes.
The thin needles are inserted along the meridians of our body that releases the Qi of our body. Qi is the natural energy that helps in self-healing and gets rid of the pain. To read more about Qi and acupuncture, the AACP website explains in more detail.
Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) – Insertion of the same thin needles used in acupuncture however the needles go deep into the muscles ‘trigger points’ to stimulate the release of tension in the muscle and stimulate a neurological effect to return the muscles to a more normal state.
Stretching Exercises – Stretching exercise is must if you are suffering from muscle tightness and cramps.
Stretching exercises elongates the shortened and tightened muscles, and it also helps in increasing the local circulation, so that the pain and aches are alleviated.
Exercise therapy – Exercises are often prescribed as ‘home work’ if there is a muscular imbalance causing your pain. These are very easy and simple exercises which you can achieve in your every day lives, we don’t like to complicate things!
Relaxation – We tend to be in more pain and suffer with aches when our mind and body are under stress. having a treatment session with one of our expert qualified physiotherapists or Soft Tissue therapists will help you relax which in turn will help your mind and body release the stress, help you sleep and reduce your pain.
Deep Breathing Exercises – Very popular in Pregnancy during Labor Pain. Deep Breathing Exercises let you breathe in fresh and adequate oxygen, which is essential for healing and helping get rid of the pain.
A Women’s Physiotherapist and even our soft tissue therapists can help advise and teach you, when to take a deep breath during pregnancy, how to do it, how frequently to do it and which muscles to use.
It has found to have great results for a pregnant woman during labor pain.
Orthotics / insoles / intervention – If your feet are out of alignment, our experts are all fully trained to pick up on this and advise how an orthotic insert can help alleviate pain. By putting the feet in the correct alignment, this helps align the body to a more normal biomechanical position so the musculoskeletal system can work efficiently to help reduce muscle and joint imbalances thus pain.
Have I mentioned how wonderful our team of therapists are and how our physiotherapists and soft tissue therapists can help you in alleviating aches and pain? Yes? Physiotherapy / soft tissue therapy / Massage therapy (with the right therapists) is wonderful.
With minimal to nil side effects, and with greater benefits, people now prefer visiting an expert clinic like Faye Pattison Physiotherapy for treatment for chronic pain. Save a trip to the GP, save the NHS money and get answers today!
If you have pains and aches and want the answers as to why, get rid of it permanently and stop depending on Pain Killers – then you know what to do!
Contact us now or book an appointment direct into one of our therapists diary online.