So many people live with pain, some for months or years but True Physio in Lancaster explains why you should not give up, they have a team of experienced physiotherapists and Massage Therapists to give advice and help you improve your quality of life and reduce your pain.
“I wish I’d come for treatment sooner!”. This is what we hear so often from our patients in clinic when we’ve told them what can be done for their pain. So many patients eventually come in to see us after putting up with pain and discomfort for months, or even years!
So why do so many people just put up with pain?
Often, it’s because someone has given us the impression that nothing can be done. We now understand pain better than ever before and we can treat and improve things that we couldn’t years ago. Whilst I don’t want to offer false hope, someone saying there is nothing more that can be done, can sometimes mean there is nothing more that they can do.
There is a problem though. We are all well brought-up people who listened to what our Grandparents and Parents told us. They told us “once you’ve got a bad back, you’ve always got a bad back” and “your Aunt Joan had to move to Spain to get any relief from her Arthritis!” This simply isn’t true, but so many people still believe it and pass it on to their children. And so the myths continue.
The second most common reason that people just put up with pain is that they’ve been told that it’s just part of getting older. You wouldn’t believe the number of people we have to convince that an ache or pain isn’t inevitable as they are getting older!
I want to make it clear that you’re right that you can’t get rid of Arthritis, but that often it’s a completely normal part of ageing. So-called “wear and tear” is as normal as grey hairs and wrinkles!
Think of it like this. Say for example you suddenly get knee pain one day. You go the GP, have an x-ray and are told you have Arthritis. They’ll probably make it sound nicer and call it wear and tear. It would be easy to believe that that’s you doomed to a lifetime of knee pain. But, the fact is, the day before you had pain, even the hour before you had pain, the Arthritis was there. It didn’t just show up! Yes you may have Arthritis, but it doesn’t mean it has to stop you!
So, whatever you may have been told, or have heard, please don’t just put up with pain. Nobody should claim that they can solve all problems, but its very rare that nothing can be done! You have nothing to lose, and you might just get rid of that pain and get back to doing the things you love!
True Physio’s experienced Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists are here to help our patients fight pain. We’ve helped thousands of patients return to things they thought they might have to give up. You can even have a chat with one of our staff before you book if you’re really not sure if anything can be done, so please get in touch.
Our Lancaster clinic is spread over two floors and has treatment rooms for Physio, Massage, Pilates and Acupuncture so whatever your condition, we are set up to help.