7 reasons to see a physical therapist
It's that time of year when everything gets busy and we spend a lot of time focusing on packing as much activity into the day as possible. Because you spend so much time focusing on other activities, you might be ignoring some key messages your body is trying to tell you. If you are experiencing any of the following seven symptoms, you might want to visit a physical or occupational therapist:
- A recent injury limits your daily activities
- An old injury has "flared up"
- Routine activity now causes pain (and doesn't improve after 3-5 days with rest and ice)
- You have pain in your body
- Knee, foot or ankle
- Shoulder, eblow, wrist or hand
- Hip, back or neck
- You've diagnosed yourself with Tendinitis, Tennis Elbow or Carpal Tunnel (lower case tendinitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel)
- You "pinched a nerve" with shooting pain, numbness or tingling
- Any other general aches and pains are bothering you
A quick trip to a therapy center may make all the difference in your outlook on daily activities. You may even surprise yourself in how much better you feel!