From dancing/ jumping to walking from stage to stage to see different acts at a music festival, you may sustain a minor injury that only causes some pain that you feel either in the moment or the next morning.
Whether it be a rolled
ankle or a head knock, all accidents and injuries are a deficit to your health
and need to be assessed and treated to prevent it from progressing
When you initially
sustain an injury, it is known as an acute injury. In this stage, it is common
to experience symptoms within the first 2 weeks as the body uses inflammation
to assist in the restoration of damaged tissues.
In saying this,
sometimes you may not even feel pain but performing movements overtime may
induce micro trauma to the tissue and make it become painful down the track. If
the injury is not treated accordingly, the acute injury can turn into a chronic
persisting impairment and pain lasting months or even years.
Once this injury has
transitioned into the chronic category, pain can be quite persistent and
unremitting and the damage is likely take longer to rehabilitate. In some cases,
the pain experienced may not even be due to the initial damage to the tissue
itself but rather a fault in the nervous system known as central sensitisation.
is a neurological disorder in which the neurons involved in detecting
nociception (pain) are enhanced. This can result in the following:
disorder in which pain is triggered from stimulus that usually does not provoke
Hyperalgesia: a condition in which a person has an
increased response to pain
receptive field: response to
stimuli outside of the area of injury provokes pain
If you suffer an injury at a festival or even in daily life and you believe it is only minor, don’t just brush it off. Call Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy on (07) 3352 5116 or book an appointment online so we can help assess and treat your injury before it potentially transitions into a chronic condition.