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Flare up after physio

Jan 27, 2017 6:06 AM

I had a physio assessment last week and have felt increasingly dreadful since. The previous physio assessment I had a while back resulted in a flare up too. Is this normal and should I expect this after all physio sessions or just after assessments?

Thanks for any answers.

Jan 27, 2017 7:33 AM

I'm really sorry this is happening to you, sometimes with physio it can make you feel a little worse because you're using muscles that you don't normally use so to help it gets worse to begin with then it starts to get better as long as you follow the physio's advice and do the exercises that they ask you but if it hurts too much then you need to tell them to slow down and give you time to work up to what they want you to do.

With the assessment the physio needs to know what your range of movement is so they can start you with the right stretches and exercises for your ability so the assessment will cause more pain than when you actually start the proper sessions so you should go to the sessions but say to them how much pain you was in after the assessment so they don't push you too much too quickly.

I hope my ramblings are understandable and that they may help you in some way.

Sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx

Jan 27, 2017 8:08 AM

Thank you, that was really helpful and reassuring! X

Jan 27, 2017 9:08 AM

I'm sorry it caused a flare. Sezzy is right on point. I do gentle stretches throughout the day, because if I don't then my daily activities make my muscles cramp up at night, especially my legs. Hugs love & prayers it eases up as you progress in treatment! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒธ

Jan 27, 2017 9:22 AM

What they said โคด๏ธโคด๏ธโคด๏ธ I have been doing much more exercise and I've been flaring out of control. If it's not one thing it's another. Hang in there!! It gets better (and worse and better).sending healing {{Hugs}} and positive vibes your way!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

Jan 27, 2017 11:23 AM

Thank you for your lovely supportive words and advice. Sending positive thoughts and vibes right back at you! X

Feb 05, 2017 11:07 PM

Let your physio know and work together to find out which exercises cause more pain than it's worth. My physio has been able to do that for me and keeps me moving along. I do 2 sessions a week with a few days off in between. If any regular excercises cause pain we switch them out for something else or rest the sore bits. Keep going and communicate with your physio ๐Ÿ‘

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