Grinning and bearing it may cause you to bear much more joint, muscle and bone pain than necessary. That’s right. Despite all the new technologies, advanced techniques and improved treatments on the market, the best thing you can do for yourself when an ache, pain or injury creeps up is see a healthcare professional as soon as possible.

In the acute stage of an injury, inflammation and pain occurs, so the natural response is to favor that painful joint and not move it. But immobility won’t help it heal, and favoritism causes additional stress on your uninjured joints. Seeing a physical therapist early on helps to you stretch and increase the mobility of the inflamed joint and decrease the pitfalls of favoring a joint.

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