Often after an initial treatment it is not uncommon to experience a treatment reaction which can normally last between 1 to 3 days whereby you may experience soreness and tiredness. On some occasions patients report that they actually felt worse the day after treatment than when they presented. This is a normal part of the healing crisis because as a practitioners we are stimulating your body so that it will heal itself.
Last weekend I was around a friend’s house when I got engaged in a conversation with a man who had sprained his medial collateral ligament in his knee in October 2015 and he was still having problems with it.
He had no treatment on the knee and thought that rest should have resolved the issue. I explained to him that like tendons, ligaments have a poor blood supply and therefore require stimulation in order for the healing process to begin.
Needless to say he had a treatment and on his second visit he reported that the knee felt worse for a couple of day’s post treatment but that it was now feeling better. 2 to 3 treatments and he will be able to run again but by just resting it could have taken up to a year to fully resolve.
Sometimes I forget to tell a patient after the first treatment that they may be sore for a couple of days, sometimes the receptionist gets a phone call and has to reassure them that this is normal or on the odd occasion they cancel their follow up appointment for no reason and then they blame us for making them worse. This is not the case and the treatment reaction does not occur after the second treatment as the healing process is well under way.
I often say that treatment is not meant to tickle and that we have to input enough of a stimulus so that the body will respond.
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