Dealing With Chronic Pain
We all have experienced at one time or another, soreness in our muscles, or pain in a joint as we’ve gotten older.
Usually, it means a trip to the medicine cabinet for an over the counter painkiller or an analgesic heat rub used to temporarily relieve muscle and joint pain.
While many cases are mild, some people may develop severe aches and pains which can have an impact on their day-to-day activities and quality of life.
For those individuals suffering with chronic muscle and joint pain, individualized medical exercise therapy programs offers one of the best and long-lasting treatment solutions.
There are certain chronic pain (or chronic health) conditions that get good results with individualized medical exercise therapy programs. Some of these conditions are typically characterized by pain in the joints and the muscles and can be present for a number of years. Some of the common ones include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
While the medical exercise therapy programs cannot reverse the disease process that is the source of the pain, it can contribute significantly to improving the quality of life experienced by those individuals living with these types of chronic conditions.
As a certified Medical Exercise Specialist, along with your help, it is possible to design and implement medical exercise therapy programs that help to increase range of motion, flexibility and strength, while reducing pain in the muscles and joints.
How Medical Exercise Can Help Relieve Pains
Relieving pain in the muscles and joints is most commonly achieved through an exercise routine created by a certified medical exercise specialist, physical therapist. or trained exercise professional. The programs are designed to decrease inflammation and improve blood flow to the afflicted areas.
These exercises are customized to each individual and may include stretching, strengthening, toning and stability exercises.
In addition to the exercise treatment, my clients may also undergo additional therapies, such as kinesiotaping (see last post about kinesiotape for shoulder and knee) and manual therapy such as lymphatic therapy.
Individualized Medical Exercise Programs Are Important For Your Joint and Muscular Problems
Medical exercise is an important part of the treatment process for individuals with chronic muscular and joint problems. Chronic pain in the muscles and joints affects each person experiencing it differently. In some cases, prolonged pain can lead to decreased activity levels, anxiety, depression, and disability.
Contact me today if you are suffering from chronic muscle or joint pain, to find out how I can help you to end this cycle and return you to a more active lifestyle as I want work together with you to help reduce your pain and restore mobility and activity to the highest possible levels. With individualized personalized medical exercise programs, the negative effects of chronic muscle and joint pain can be lessened.