5 Signs That You Should Consult A Physiotherapist

Who has not experienced overwhelming, acute, intermittent or even persistent pain at least once in their life? You may want to just ignore this pain because you think you can tolerate it, that it will eventually go away, or that there is nothing you can do. However, physiotherapy could help you greatly!

The symptoms you experience (pain, stiffness, dizziness, etc.) do not appear without reason. They can be the consequence of an old or recent injury related to an accident, to a sport, to a repeated movement, too bad postures, etc. No matter the cause, if your symptoms persist, they deserve special attention.

Persistent pain

Have you had a sprain, fracture or wrong move, and despite your best efforts to treat yourself, your pain is not easing? A physiotherapist will find solutions to alleviate your suffering and prevent it from reappearing.

Even if your injury is not recent, it may not have healed completely, and certain activities are rekindling the pain. The advice, exercises and treatments provided by the physiotherapist will help to resolve the problem in the long term.

If the pain is interfering with even your sleep, it is high time to consult. Be aware that insomnia can cause other health problems like depression and weight gain. The physiotherapist will be able to relax your muscles and help you regain good sleep habits.

Mobility problem

Poor posture, repeated movements and lack of flexibility can create stiff joints, limiting mobility. For example, if your neck is stiff when rotating, this can make your blind spots difficult. A physiotherapist will use techniques of mobilization and muscle relaxation to increase joint range and flexibility, allowing you to regain your mobility.

Rehabilitation following surgery, a car or work accident, etc

A serious injury can cause compensations and other impacts on your body, without you even realizing it. Physiotherapy and/or occupational therapy care is particularly relevant after an operation, a plaster cast or following a car or work accident, for example. Your doctor may recommend physiotherapy to optimize your rehabilitation.

Vertigo and balance

Do you sometimes feel dizzy? Is it difficult to roll over in bed or get up from a chair? If your balance is affected, even going up or down a staircase can be a lifelong danger to you. This type of problem is often associated with the inner ear, which is responsible for maintaining balance. The physiotherapist can identify the cause of your problem and treat you with vestibular rehabilitation. Just a few sessions can put an end to your dizziness for good!

Numbness and tingling

Are you bothered by tingling or numb sensations? These sensations may be related to nervous disorders. The physiotherapist will carry out a thorough examination to determine the causes which may be various: whiplash, herniated disc, sciatica, carpal tunnel, etc.

If you have these symptoms, consult a physiotherapist to receive health advice and care adapted to your condition. Physiotherapy is often the first treatment option to consider before thinking about surgery.