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Physical Therapy And Chronic Pain

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Chronic pain is a huge issue for many people. A lot of people with chronic pain become depressed because they can’t move or do simple tasks without being in a great amount of pain. Chronic pain can be caused by osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, and neuropathic pain, which is caused by injury to tissues or nerves. Physical therapy helps chronic pain patients become stronger, so they’re able to move better. Physical therapy can also teach people how to move safely and function better than they used to with chronic pain. Exercise can involve walking on a treadmill or swimming in a pool. Physical therapy helps to build strength in the muscles, builds endurance, stability in the joints, and flexibility in the muscles and joints. Keeping a regular exercise routine will also help control chronic pain. Regular exercise from physical therapy will help people maintain the ability to move and function properly, and prevent people from becoming disabled by their chronic pain. The less a person moves, the more pain a person will experience. The more physical therapy a person receives, the more they learn to control their pain, the less pain they feel, and they’ll be more able to function in society.…show more content…
If a person’s injuries keep them from standing or moving around, physical therapy can make it easier to get around. Hands on treatments and certain exercise can improve joint and muscle mobility, which will lead to better function. People will be able to do daily activities when they have more mobility, such as, going to the grocery store, doing household chores, and taking care of their children. Having improved mobility will also help to prevent further injuries. For example, with people who have multiple sclerosis, physical therapy can help those with the disease to improve their mobility and keep their independence as a person, with decreasing some of the more severe effects of the
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