How can you tell that it’s time to visit a Physical Therapist?

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We often ignore aches that don’t last long but are recurrent in nature such as on and off pain in back, legs, arms, shoulders etc. Just like our mental health, physical health is of great importance too.

In this article, we will mention a few conditions/reasons that might motivate you to go to a Physical therapist instead of suffering at home. Why a Physical Therapist?

Physical therapists basically evaluate your current health problem and might ask detailed questions regarding your routine. Based on therapist’s analysis he/she can recommend you a complete treatment that mostly includes treatment procedure, exercises and overall tips for staying healthy.

Following are some of the reasons that can interfere with your physical wellbeing and you should visit a Physical therapist to get yourself checked:

  • Desk Job

When you sit for long hours, be it be in an office or at home it increase your risk of getting back and neck ache. In extreme cases, you can suffer from a chronic postural disorder. Physical therapists can suggest you some muscle relaxing therapies and guide you well so that minor issues don’t turn out into permanent ones.

  • Acute Pain

Severe pain happens due to workout that can last for more than a day really needs attention. First of all, when you experience acute pain, you need to stop exercising there and then. Apply ice pack for some relief. An injury that is caught earlier by the therapist. It can be quickly treated with physical therapy rather than the old injuries that might now need a surgery or a complicated medical procedure.

  • Lingering Pain

Pain or an injury that doesn’t go away within a few days needs an expert opinion. Even if the pain subsides but recurs while doing the same activity then the physical therapist should be consulted. These symptoms can be an alarming sign of a chronic pain condition that can get even worse with the passage of time.

  • Swelling

If you suffer swelling accompanied with pain especially in your wrist, ankle or any other part of the body. Consult your therapist right away. After diagnosis Physical therapist can suggest you some ways to prevent it from happening.

  • Arthritis

Physical therapists have great knowledge about our muscles and joints hence they can manage the patients of arthritis really well. They can guide you by making you learn good postures. You can maintain to avoid putting much stress on your body. A physical therapist can design a customized treatment plan for you. This can help you in the strengthening of your muscles and joints.

When you are in severe pain get a consultation with the therapist right away. Your therapist will diagnose the root cause of pain and can help you to quickly correct it and save you from the future problem.

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Amina Hameed
Amina is an MBA from Lahore school of economics who had also been a Former Cultural ambassador of Pakistan (USEFP). Amina writes to throw a light on the importance of healthcare system in Pakistan. She is indeed a passionate writer when comes to health, fitness and lifestyle.

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