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In some cases, when you sustain an injury it’s obvious that you need to seek professional advice right away – especially when the injury is a serious or debilitating one. But what about when you have niggles, dull aches, recurring twinges, slight but consistent pain after exercise or sudden ‘catches’ of pain with certain movements?

It’s often easy to ignore these mild symptoms, thinking “it will get better on its own” or “it will go away with time”; but these symptoms are signs that something in the body isn’t working quite as it should.

Our bodies have an amazing capacity to heal and self preserve and whilst in the most part, pain will reduce over time (or more likely you will get used to the discomfort); the moment you sustain an injury your body will naturally try to compensate for the affected area if you carry on using it through niggles. This is often unavoidable as we go about our daily lives but if not addressed will lead to physical restrictions and changes in movement and/or posture that can result in further complications and leave you more vulnerable to further issues down the line.

The niggles and stiffness you are feeling may even be the start of your body adapting to the stress it is put under. The longer you “just live with” these niggles the more ingrained these compensations and dysfunctions become; making the the road to better health a much longer journey.

So what can you do about it?

Prevention is better than cure and getting those niggles seen to by a professional might just be the best thing you do for yourself in 2019!

With the start of the new year and peoples attention starting to switch to their health and wellness; what better time to start thinking about yours?

We often think about physical treatment and exercise rehab as a way to repair the body after an injury, but one of the best things you can do for your btiody is to seek treatment when you have niggles or unexplained aches and pains that won’t go away. Seeking treatment at the right time can help prevent the risk of poor movement and postural habits setting in and even revert those that have already occurred.

Probably the most important reason to seek treatment for niggles is to improve your quality of life. Here in the clinic we can’t stand to see people unnecessarily suffer through aches and pains and miss out on activities; sometimes for months if not years, that could’ve easily been ‘nipped in the bud’ with a few appointments.

That’s why at The Injury Clinic Market Harborough we look beyond just the presenting symptoms and strive to find and target the true cause that has lead to the body compensating or the injured tissues becoming overloaded in the first place. This approach not only offers the much more longterm outcomes for pain and niggles that we have become known for but also improves the quality of life of our clients.

We love nothing more than seeing hugely positive changes from a few simple treatment techniques and the right exercises; our clients are often surprised at how quickly their niggles dissipate.

“I wasn’t sure my shoulder was bad enough to get treatment on it, but after going through a treatment plan I am so glad I did. I have been able to throw a ball for the dog which was also affecting my back with no issues since! Thank You!”

– Steve, Dog Owner

“A friend of mine recommended I get my back seen to after having treatment themselves. At first I was sceptical as I wasn’t sure anything could be done but since receiving treatment and doing my exercises I am much more active with my grandchildren and I’m sure I’ve grown an inch.”

– Angela, Grandmother

“For years I continued to run through various aches and pains. It wasn’t until the pain stopped me that I thought about treatment. All I can say is I wish I had done it years ago! – marathon now booked!”

– Sarah, Competitive Runner

“I’d tried every self-help remedy I could (including ignoring it!) to help my stiff neck. When it started to affect my sleep and I couldn’t sort it myself I booked in at The Injury Clinic. After just a few sessions I was already able to sleep much better and with continued treatment i was back on the golf course. Highly recommend.” 

– Brian, Golf Enthusiast

Life is meant to be enjoyed, and a niggly back, neck, shoulder or knee shouldn’t stop you from getting the most out of 2019.

If you too would like our help or would like to find out more about how we could help you, contact the clinic directly on 01858 288260 or send us a message here.

If you would like to book an appointment and start making progress right away, then please send us an appointment request here.

We wish you all a Happy, Healthy New Year from all the team here at The Injury Clinic Market Harborough and we look forward to seeing you in 2019.