It’s not very common in my opinion, and in general pain should be somthing you want to avoid.
After all, pain is your body’s way of saying “stop it, something is wrong here!”
You may even recall an earlier blog post of mine where I discussed how the “No pain, no gain” mentality was getting so many people into trouble…
…if you want to check out that blog post and video first, here’s the link: https://physicaltherapyspokane.com/no-pain-no-gain/
So again, in general, pain is something you want to avoid in life. And if you’ve been struggling with pain for an extended period, you definitely want to figure out the root cause of your pain so that you can eliminate it.
But like I said, once in a while, pain is actually a good thing.
The tricky part is this: trying to figure out the difference between “good pain” and “bad pain”.
There are 3 key points that will help you differentiate good pain from bad pain, which I’m going to discuss in today’s video.
Here are the 3 key points:
- Type of pain (sharp vs. dull, etc.)
- Cause of pain: which structures are involved
- Duration of pain
This information should help you decide if the pain you’re experiencing is helping or hurting you… and if you’re not still not sure about it after watching the video, shoot me an email at Luke@GordonPhysicalTherapy.com, and I’ll do my best to help you figure it out!
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