So you’ve had your physiotherapy appointment, and you’ve been reassured that you might be a little sore after the physio session. But the next morning when you wake up, you feel like you’ve been hit by a bus. Why?
There are lots of reasons why pain might be worse in the morning. After we’ve slept (good or bad) we generally have spent a good amount of time lying in one position. This can mean that our muscles and soft tissues stiffen up, and our blood flow reduces in certain areas. When we go to move, it feels like those soft tissues are screaming at us until we can increase that blood flow and free things off a little. Usually this lasts only a few minutes.
You might still have inflammation in your area of pain, and this can cause morning stiffness of up to 30 minutes. This is a pain, but fortunately quite normal.
After your physio has used their hands (elbows) to manipulate your joints and soft tissues, you may feel the after effects of the stretching, including bruising (sorry about that). This too is normal, and generally gentle movement will help to alleviate these effects.
Generally if your pain is worse after a session with your physio, it will be a kind of “good” pain, rather than an increase in the symptoms that you came in with.
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