Physiotherapies are popular for treating shoulder, elbow and shoulder pain and inflammation, but some patients want to use them to treat their back pain too.
So what’s the best physiotherapy for chest pain?
Here are a few options, with advice from physiotherapist Dr. Mark Dickson.
read morePhysiotherapy covers all of the shoulder, back, elbow, and shoulder and back pain.
In general, you want to avoid the use of painkillers, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen.
A combination of warm-up, gentle stretching, and massage may help ease back pain and stiffness.
You should also avoid using an over-the-counter painkiller, such a ibupramin.
That may lead to an increased risk of back pain if used for long periods of time.
Physiologists also recommend avoiding the use in children under the age of 4 years old because of possible adverse reactions.
Read moreAbout the Author: Dr. Marcia Gifford is a physical therapist in her home office in Toronto, Ontario.
She can be reached at [email protected]