All of us experience pain. It is your body and it is your business to know what is going on in your body. I firmly believe in Einstein's quote that 'if you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough'. Here we go with a simple explanation on pain.
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Does getting a surgery mean that there is no need to do pre-hab before surgery and rehab post surgery? You aren't only an injured body part. You are a lot more than that. Think of the whole you. If you respect yourself, doctors and the rest will follow too.
Do not blame the name, Understand the game.
A lot has been said about diagnosing shoulder pain where the focus is too much on identifying the structural damage. Whereas when it comes to managing pain, it has been seen that the symptoms are produced by multiple factors including posture, mobility and muscular strength in and around shoulder joint.
We think of pain as a symptom, but there are cases where the nervous system develops feedback loops and pain becomes a terrifying disease in itself. Starting with the story of a girl whose sprained wrist turned into a nightmare, in a TedTalk Dr Elliot Krane talks about the complex mystery of chronic pain, and reviews the facts we're just learning about how it works and how to treat it.
I have been telling my patients for a while now that fear of pain is far worse than pain itself. I would say that based on some personal experience but a lot more based on what I was told by my amazing teachers over the years.
'I have a reputation of being invited to medical conferences just once and never again. That's because I call a spade a spade.': Interview of the author of The Pain Handbook: A non-surgical way to managing back, neck and knee pain, with DNA newspaper.
Things are not explained by the past. They’re explained by what happens now. That creates the past. And it begins here.
Most people think they are stretching their hamstrings when they have their legs up at a higher platform and are trying to touch their toes or some such thing. They do it only because the guy or gal next to them is doing the same. Stop copy. Think logically. That stretch is excellent at causing pain in the back and down the leg that you didn't have before.
One-fourth to one-third of your life is spent sleeping. You better do it right.
Pain is the back of the knee is common amongst sporty and non-sporty people. Get to know what is the possible reason for your pain.
The pain you suffer is your problem. Harsh, very harsh, but true. Once you realize that, only then will changes take place in the right direction. Since it’s your problem, you need to take a more proactive role in treating pain and managing it. At times, pain is there to stay. But it’s entirely up to you if you have the desire to suffer as well. Below is an example of die-hard lady who decided not to suffer, even though she had enough pain thrown at her.
"Seeing things like disc bulges & degeneration on MRI play a very little part in back pain. Not very important." - Kieran O'Sullivan on BJSM (British Journal of Sports Medicine) podcast.
I'll keep adding stuff to this, but here is something I tweeted the other day.
High time not to ASSUME any more.
Over the years, I have realised, I have put together a lot of content, but it is all over the place. Idea is to put it all together on this platform, whether it be for me, or even for others. No more of assuming that it'll be done, or people know. I've got to do it. Myself.
So, here I go.