Physical Therapy Does Hurt

@Susan2015 (21024)
United States
April 28, 2017 5:35am CST
Yes, physical therapy does hurt. I’ve made several comments to my therapists in jest about that. I’ve said: No pain, no gain and if it doesn’t hurt then it’s not working! So I was told in my case Yes to both statements. I did ask if he was trying to kill me, and then to the other one I said “why don’t you just pull my arm out of the socket? Or maybe my arm will just fall off. I was kidding with all of this of course. But yes, it sure can hurt. But my range of motion is a lot better than it was before. I might need a little more therapy to get almost back to normal.
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@marlina (74866)
• Canada
28 Apr 17
Have you tried a chiropractor?
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
28 Apr 17
@marlina Not for a frozen shoulder yet.
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@marlina (74866)
• Canada
28 Apr 17
@Susan2015 I wonder if it would work better and faster?
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
28 Apr 17
@marlina I don't know. The Chiropractor is more about bones I think.
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@PainsOnSlate (20331)
• Canada
28 Apr 17
I had therapy a few times in my life and each and every time it was painful but it worked. Hang in there - you will be happy with its over because it will b e fixed and no more pain...
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@amnabas (10309)
• Karachi, Pakistan
28 Apr 17
I hope it get even better and then best.
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@mom210 (6788)
• Atlanta, Georgia
28 Apr 17
Oh no, I have heard it is quite painful, I am sorry to hear that. I hope you do not have to do it much longer.
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@alberello75 (17980)
• Genova, Italy
28 Apr 17
Instead, I need urgent brain therapy. But this field of medicine, unfortunately, is still back! This is my comment: Sigmund Freud invented psychoanalysis, ruining what the psychiatry could do with hypnosis-terapy! But maybe I'm wrong....
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• United States
29 Apr 17
Yeah I dont trust that, if it hurts, it dang hurts not sure if that is better for me lol
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
29 Apr 17
@TiasraOceanView I did ask about what happens if the therapy doesn't help enough. She said sometimes people are put out and their arm is slammed back! Then they mostly have to have the physical therapy anyway.
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• United States
29 Apr 17
@Susan2015 Wow slammed? Oh no Susan..they cant do that to you.
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
29 Apr 17
@TiarasOceanView It seems like that would rip or tear a muscle.
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@scheng1 (24755)
• Singapore
30 Apr 17
They sure are going a good job on you. Glad that you have noticed the improvement. Just bear with it, and you can soon sign up for a 5 miles race!
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
30 Apr 17
@scheng1 Oh no, no races for me!
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@scheng1 (24755)
• Singapore
30 Apr 17
@Susan2015 I wonder what your therapists will say when you tell them that you want to sign up for a 5 miles race! They probably get a heart attack upon hearing that.
@jstory07 (68290)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Apr 17
Yes therapy does hurt and if it gets you back to normal than it should be worth it.
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
30 Apr 17
@jstory07 It's not any fun!
@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
30 Apr 17
Sorry that it hurts, but glad that it is helping you
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• Banks, Oregon
29 Apr 17
Yes seems all exercise or rehabilitation in physical therapy hurts i guess it does mean it is working
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@OreoBrownie (3641)
• Elberton, Georgia
28 Apr 17
Yes it does hurt. I like when they put the cold pack on.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
30 Apr 17
You've inspired me to do a couple of yoga-ish things for my lower back pain.
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@jobelbojel (7347)
• Philippines
29 Apr 17
I hope you get better and better daily. I bet PT helps though it hurts.
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
29 Apr 17
That's a good news. I think we really need to endure the pain while having Range of Motion Exercises to increase its normal range.
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@responsiveme (16753)
• India
1 May 17
it hurts but works
@DeborahDiane (22480)
• Laguna Woods, California
1 May 17
Physical therapy is worth it, but I agree it can hurt. I had it for my back at one point. It seemed like a lot of work, but it did make a difference.