Pain! What we first need to understand is,
- What has caused the pain
- When it first started.
Do you remember a fall, or impact or has the pain happened over a period of time
Lets use the foot as an example:
- Where is the pain in the foot?
- Is the pain under the foot?
- Is the pain on top or on the side of the foot?
- When do you feel the Pain? In the Morning? When Walking?
- Does the pain refer to other parts of the body?
An example: One day you have a sore foot and the next day your lower back in also sore.
- What sports or movements aggravate the area of pain?
- What do you do for a profession?
- What type of shoes do you wear?
- Do you suffer from Arthritis?
All these type of questions you need to be asking yourself to help you move forward and help reduce the pain
Let’s just use the foot as an example. By understanding how the foot should move in relation to the knee’s and hip’s is great place to start.
Muscles that attach to the hip help control
- The forward drive of the leg’s
- Helps to decelerate the lower limbs so that we have control for positioning the foot on landing
- Controls the knee in relation to heel strike
- Responsible for stability of the pelvis during walking
- Help’s keep us upright on walking
So we can see by this that you need to understand the WHOLE PICTURE in relation to PAIN, because it is very likely that the pain you are experiencing is associated with another part of the body not functioning correctly.