What Makes Chronic Pain Different?

14 Feb 22
McKenzie Method, back pain in flexed posture picture What Makes Chronic Pain Different?

Most of us have encountered at least one person with chronic pain. Chronic pain is different the acute pain and can last months to years. Chronic pain is generally defined as pain that persists for 3 months or longer. It can lead to physical decline, functional limitations and even emotional distress. Pain can be classified […]

7 Feb 22
Physical Therapy modalities, Ice or heat Should I Put Ice or Heat on My Injury And Why?

At BeneFIT we are commonly asked the difference between icing an injury or using heat. Is one better than the other? When should I use heat versus ice and vice versa? The truth— both can be effective modes of pain relief if used correctly. First, let’s discuss the various effects of each treatment. Cryotherapy is […]

31 Jan 22
Physical therapy without a prescription Special Tests: What’s Causing My Knee or Ankle Pain?

We have been talking about special tests for a few weeks now! We have introduced many special tests, but there are even more we use as clinicians. We are ending this series off with specials test of the knee and ankle. Our legs have the very important job of holding up our body! They are […]

24 Jan 22
Special Tests: What’s Causing My Hip Pain?

Hip pain can be common, but let’s get to the bottom of it! The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. It’s similar to the should, but more stable. Just like the shoulder, the hip has a number of different common injuries you might have to deal with based on the combination of bone, […]

17 Jan 22
Special Tests: What’s Causing My Wrist Pain?

The hand and wrist are vital for helping us manipulate objects, express emotions and perform every day tasks like brushing our hair and carrying groceries. They are the most active part of the upper body, but their mobility can leave them vulnerable to injury. A wrist injury can happen from a sudden accident, overuse or […]