Chronic pain is defined as any discomfort or unpleasant sensation that lasts for more than 3 months or beyond a typical healing time from an injury. Anyone can develop chronic pain at any age. The cause of chronic pain can vary widely, but what doesn’t, is the fact that chronic pain slows life down. It can make exciting activities feel like a painful chore, while indefinitely causing you to take a break from hobbies that you love.

While any condition can lead to chronic pain, here are a few of the most common medical conditions that can lead to chronic pain:
Diabetes mellitus
Limb amputation
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

Not all chronic pain is the same. This is why it’s so important to work with a Physical Therapist who has experience in treating chronic pain. When you show up for your appointment at RPT, your Physical Therapist will review your health history as well as the potential causes of your chronic pain.

Research shows that treating pain as soon as possible helps to decrease your risk for chronic pain. If you’re experiencing chronic pain, there is hope for a future that is pain-free. Our Physical Therapists at RPT frequently treat patients who are experiencing chronic pain and have experience in prescribing effective treatment plans to get them on the road to recovery. To get back to your life with less pain, click here. We will be in touch to schedule your appointment with one of our Physical Therapists.