According to the dictionary, pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli.

Whether your pain is acute (new) or chronic (long-term), there are many options physical therapy can do to help.   All of the options below are fantastic options because they have no side effects, no addictive nature and are cost-effective (in other words: cheap.)

TENS Unit: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.  This pocket-sized device is extremely effective because it can be used at home, at work, and at play; and can be used multiple times per day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcutaneous_electrical_nerve_stimulation

 

GRASTON/ SOFT-TISSUE TECHNIQUES: Julie Ortman, PT, DPT is our resident expert in all things Graston.  She has had impressive results for patients young and old, athletes and non-athletes, able to successfully improve pain in all body parts.   When chosing a Graston medical provider, make sure she/he has been through the actual Graston coursework and has the genuine Graston tool set (no imitations.)

https://www.grastontechnique.com/

 

COMPRESSION SOCKS or WRAPPING: these can be helpful if one spends a lot of time sitting, standing or in a sedentary position. These are most beneficial for tired, aching, heavy feeling and/ or swollen legs.

 

TAPING TECHNIQUES: https://mypremiertherapy.com/kinesiology-tape-works/

 

WARM WATER THERAPY: https://mypremiertherapy.com/aquatic-therapy/

 

DRY NEEDLING: https://mypremiertherapy.com/dry-needling/