What is pain?
This may sound like a fairly straightforward question, however, when you think about it pain can actually mean a wide range of things. This also differs from person to person. In fact, I find for some of my clients, my assessment of their posture, gait, or restricted range of movement of a specific joint can actually give them validation for them feeling pain; which I find odd. It's almost like they don't believe what their bodies are telling them. I've lost count of the times I hear something along the lines of 'Great, so I'm not making it up then?'
Perhaps this response is born out of the British 'stiff upper lip' culture of keeping quiet, carrying on and not making a fuss. Whatever the reason, we could all do with understanding and listening to our bodies more. In this blog I'll give you a list of 10 points, to try and help explain (and therefore understand) pain.