FACT OR FICTION FRIDAY || If I’m in pain, I’m damaging something!
FICTION! Stay with me on this one as it can be confusing.
Pain = An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.
The best way to sum it up is this photo.
This unlucky gent stuck a nail through his shoe. He was in agony. Off in the ambulance he went, straight to hospital. First thing they did was get him an X-Ray. Now this view doesn’t look too good, but from the top they found something interesting…the nail had gone straight between his toes – not through his foot!!
Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, controlled by the brain. If your brain deems something to be harmful (whether it actually is or not), it provides a pain response to remove you from perceived “harm”.
Pain isn’t a life sentence. If you are in pain, understanding this is the first step in changing your pain. To discuss how to manage and help your pain, let the Praxis team help you.
Give us a call today on (07) 3102 3337 or book online at www.praxisphysio.com.au
Till next time, PREVENT | PREPARE | PERFORM
IASP. (14/12/17). International Association for the Study of Pain. Pain Terms: A Current List with Definitions and Notes on Usage.