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Chronic Pain - A MSK Therapist Perspective

Chronic Pain and Treatment  Chronic Pain can arise for many reasons and is not fully understood. Many types of injury can become chronic in that symptoms persist for longer than three months and sometimes years. In most cases, tissues heal as "normal" after trauma, and we are not likely to notice the subtle changes an injury may create. After all, tissue healing is a repair and not new or regenerated tissue, equivalent to the original uninjured tissue. However, the body and other tissues naturally adapt to these changes. Tissues can only correctly heal if they have the right healing environment, including protection from further injury. It is relatively easy for conditions to worsen and become chronic if a healing environment does not exist. Trauma can impact many tissues and structures, and one area can affect others (biotensegrity). Although one area may heal, it may not function as well as it should, affecting the healing of other regions. Although the human body is extrem

Bursitis pain, symptoms, causes, treatment - an MSK Therapy perspective

Bursitis Pain Treatment Bursitis is an MSK condition involving the inflammation of a bursa and named after the involved bursa, such as Trochanteric Bursitis affecting the hip. Bursae exist throughout the body and near joint structures and cushion or reduce the friction between tissues and structures during movement. There are many reasons why a bursa and the surrounding tissues can become inflamed and painful. Once inflamed, it is easy to irritate tissues further, leading to more inflammation, pain and restricted movement. Besides the hip, Subacromial Bursitis of the shoulder is extremely common. Bursitis can resolve quickly enough with the right MSK treatment strategy, though it can easily become chronic if left. The full article about Bursitis pain explains more about the anatomy, possible causes, symptoms and treatment options. Bursitis Pain - an MSK Therapy Perspective . Article written by Terry Davis MChiro,  BSc (Hons),  Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag.,  Cert. WHS. As of December 31st 202