How long should you wait until you get treated?

Work, family, sleeping, running, lifting, swimming and even commuting can all cause aches and pains. This list is not all-inclusive. Sometimes the pain just goes away over time. Sometimes it doesn’t. This blog post is for the times it doesn’t. So when should you ignore it and when should you call Head2Toe to make your next appointment?

When Starting New Habits or Patterns

New activities, new shoes and changes in habits or patterns can cause mild lingering soreness. If things go away within a week after starting a new activity or making some other change in your life or habits then you’re probably fine, especially if the soreness improves within a few days. Maybe you already know certain foam rolling techniques or other stretches and exercises that have helped before. Try those out first.

When Pain Lingers

If your pain lingers for a week to 10 days, gets worse with activity or with daily living or begins to interfere with your work or family life then you should probably be seen for an evaluation and treatment. Other red flags to look out for are hearing/feeling a painful pop, swelling and redness in a specific area that persists.

When Aches & Pains Interfere

Chronic aches and pains that don’t go away within a week OR that get worse with activity or interfere with work or family life should be evaluated and treated by a healthcare professional.

Our Goal

At Head2Toe our goal is to equip you with the exercises, stretches, and tools you need to be self-sufficient. We will work with you to develop a practical treatment plan that addresses your condition and prepares you to prevent the next issue from happening. When the next thing pops up that you’re not able to take care of on your own, we’re just a phone call away. Give a shout and let us know how we can help!

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