Ever wondered why you seem to live with pain all the time? Do you miss the days of your childhood when running, jumping, climbing and everything else was just normal? And yet, it can’t be about age since you have a couple of friends who seem to be able to knock off a game of football in afternoon despite being well into middle age.
Well, perhaps you should try a ‘functional movement screening’ at a reputed physiotherapist. Dr Srini of Spectrum Physio elaborates.
Functional Movement Systems are an important part of the solution to a common problem – chronic pain.Pain syndromes are the end result of living with poor movement patterns (each of which is often painless) for an extended period of time. Sitting, standing, walking and a number of daily activities done incorrectly can all build up pressure on your body. Movement dysfunctions place an excessive amount of pressure on joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles and fascia causing them to break down, degenerate and become inflamed.
If the movement dysfunction is not identified and corrected, then the over-used body tissues become chronically painful and degenerative. This can often lead to further movement dysfunction as the body compensates to avoid using the inflammed tissue. Which is when you will find that the pain seems to migrate to a different location.