What you need to know about pain: Part 2

Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content TemplatePain is poorly related to damageWhy can stubbing your toe hurt more than a broken bone that’s comfortably sitting in a cast? Because pain is poorly related to actual tissue damage. Have you ever noticed a bruise on your arm yet, have no idea how it occurred? Similarly, lots of people show wear and tear on imaging (MRIs, ultrasound etc.), yet experience no pain. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Pain is weird and and is often not experienced in pro...

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What you need to know about pain: Part 1

Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content TemplateWhat on Earth is pain!?What’s the purpose of an alarm? In its most basic sense, an alarm prompts you to do something. When your alarm goes off in the morning it’s a prompt  to wake up. If your car alarm goes off it’s a prompt to get there quick and see what’s going on! Pain put simply is an alarm or a “danger sensor”; it's our body’s special way of telling us to take some action. Let's not think in terms of pain pat...

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Physiotherapy Pain Management

If you are suffering from severe pain, whether it be chronic or severe, it is most probably time to seek some sort of medical intervention to address any underlying issue, and improve your quality of life. Seeing a General Practitioner (GP) can be the best first step in addressing this, as they have the skills and ability to treat the pain themselves, and involve a specialist if required. Physiotherapy Pain Management Clinics Your GP may recommend you find a physiotherapist to assis...

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition, which causes widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. It most commonly affects young to middle-aged women and its presentation is varied, often fluctuating in its clinical course. What causes Fibromyalgia? The cause is unknown but several theories suggest genetics may play a role as well as environmental triggers such as infection, psychological stress or physical trauma. Longstanding stress affects the body in many ways, and in FM,...

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