Chronic Pain Chronic pain is pain that lasts a long time. The distinction between acute and chronic pain is sometimes determined by the amount of time since the origin of the pain. Two commonly used indicators are pains that continues at 3 months and 6 months since onset. The term acute is applied to pain that lasts less than 30 days, chronic to pain of more than six months duration, and subacute to pain that lasts from one to six months. Chronic pain may originate in the body, or in the brain or spinal cord.
Are you suffering from a persistent pain that’s limiting your physical abilities? If so, our physiotherapists can help you find relief.
Chronic pain is both debilitating physically and emotionally. We understand your needs and have success in treating many patients suffering from chronic pain.
Chronic pain development
In most cases, chronic pain has a neurophysiological origin. Chronic injury, illness, anxiety, and feeling depressed are intertwined in a complicated web, which leads your neurological system to always be on high alert. Chronic pain can appear in the form of back pain, joint pain, nerve pain, or headaches. It most commonly occurs due to one of the following causes:
Physiotherapy for Arthritis
Arthritis is a common condition that many people experience, but choose to live with for far too long before seeking help.
Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis typically easy to diagnose. It can be caused by a sudden injury to the joint, or can develop when a previous injury has fully healed. Although the injury healed, damage occurred to the cartilage or surrounding muscles, decreasing support to the joint, or changing the motion of the joint slightly. Therefore, it is still possible for you to develop osteoarthritis.
If you are overweight, you may also be at a higher risk for developing osteoarthritis, as additional strain is being put on your knees and hip joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis is another type of arthritis,that develops as an autoimmune response, meaning that the immune system sees your joints as a threat and decides to attack them. Your medical history, environment, and hormones could all be contributing factors in the development of rheumatoid arthritis. Because it is an autoimmune condition, it is common for it to affect the same joints on both sides of your body.