Physical Therapist Signs You May Benefit

When a joint or muscle hurts, you may take a painkiller. Medication just masks the suffering, not the reason.

Muscle or joint pain

Physical therapy may help you move without discomfort regardless of whether it's disrupting your daily life or preventing you from exercising.

Pain indicates trouble, says Dr. Hedt. "Whenever you're having pain — especially if the pain forces you to change your lifestyle — it's best to seek help so you can get to the bottom of what's causing it."

You have pain that won't go away

You've probably heard of R.I.C.E., the popular home cure for muscle or joint discomfort. If these methods don't relieve the discomfort, get treatment. Physical therapy treats most tendonitis and muscular strain.

Untreated shoulder discomfort might cause rotator cuff tears or degenerative arthritis.

 After a serious injury, you're ready to workout.

Broken bone. A meniscus tear. Muscle or ligament tear. These major injuries necessitate weeks of immobility. After you're ready for action, ask your doctor about physical therapy if they haven't suggested it.

A physical therapist can help you strengthen the affected region and identify abuse before it becomes a habit. This is crucial for frequent exercisers, who should include everyone.

You wish to avoid future sorrow.

People assume achy joints are inevitable due to aging and wear and tear.

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