A massive amount of Americans struggle with chronic pain and its effects every year. Chronic pain, put simply, is a lingering pain that lasts for an extended amount of time. This type of pain can manifest in a variety of forms and is described in contrasting ways such as shooting, aching, stabbing, burning, throbbing, and others. Each form of chronic pain can be uncomfortable and even debilitating. Usually chronic pain stems from an initial injury or illness that resulted in nerve damage; however, all causes of chronic pain have not been pinpointed. Although there is no cure, seeking treatment for chronic pain is necessary in subduing the suffering it can generate. Physical therapy is a treatment plan that is both non-invasive and effective in reducing the amount of pain that an individual undergoes.
In helping patients overcome chronic pain, the physical and occupational therapists at Gillette Physical Therapy begin with providing the education necessary for patients to actively combat their condition away from the clinic. They then utilize methods such as stretching and directing different exercises that are designed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve joint mobility and stabilization around the affected area. Manual therapies like massage, as well as techniques including joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization and numerous others that are tailored to patient needs are put into practice. With several individuals on staff having training in techniques that are proven to ease chronic pain, Gillette Physical Therapy can provide you with a successful treatment plan as you fight to be freed from chronic pain.