Chronic Pain

About Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is pain which has been present for longer than just a few days. Acute pain or injury is that which occurs in the first 72 hours. Most injuries will go though a normal healing process where the pain is most intense in the first few days. Painful injuries will normally heal naturally and pain normally subsides as healing progresses. If acute injuries fail to heal normally, chronic pain, disability and long term injury may occur.

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“When all you know is pain, you don’t know that that is not normal.” – Susan Sarandon

The problem with chronic pain is it is so easy to become accustomed to it. There are many people who live with chronic pain unnecessarily. At first it may be agonising, but after a while your body will work out ways to avoid it or  compensate for it. You become accustomed to your limp, your inability to perform certain tasks and the chronic pain slowly robs you of your normal mobility and every day life.

While there are many causes of chronic pain, the podiatrists at Posture Podiatry understand that the body is trying its best to function without pain, but is falling short of what it really needs to do.

Can Podiatrists help my Chronic Pain?

The podiatrists at Posture podiatry use simple, effective techniques and devices to encourage the body to effectively manage daily demands and increase its capacity to do more. It all starts with thorough, personalised, individual assessment and analysis. Following a thorough examination, a personalised treatment plan to address the chronic pain can be devised to address any long standing injury or disability.

How is Chronic Pain Treated?

Long term painful injuries can be treated using a variety of treatment modalities. These may include exercises, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, mobilisation, manipulation, dry needling, orthotic therapy or even mild surgery in the case of chronic painful ingrown toenails. The treatment used will be personalised following a complete examination.

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy application by Posture Podiatry Adelaide

If you have any questions about your pain, please feel free to call us to speak with one of our experienced Adelaide Podiatrists at Posture Podiatry and see how we can help you enjoy life again without the restriction of chronic foot pain.

You can call 08 8362 5900 or simply book an appointment online here.

What to expect in your consult?

On arrival, you’ll be greeted with a smile and invited to enjoy a complimentary foot massage or a nice cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. (Say yes when offered… we love spoiling our clients!)

You’ll meet your podiatrist, who will listen to your history, work with you to perform a thorough assessment and begin treatment to get to the bottom of your concerns.

Your time is valuable, so you can complete your client forms either in person or online before your appointment to make things run smoothly. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask. We’re here to help!

We’ll stay in touch by sending personal emails or SMS (not bulk spam), and also ask for feedback after your appointments so we can continue to improve our service to you.


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