It is important to remember living with physical pain is uncomfortable and family and friends affected may need your help. Depending on the cause of the physical pain, this may include assisting with daily duties, helping with medications or doctor visits, or offering psychological support in times of need. Encouraging the person to attend a support group may be helpful, especially if the person suffers chronic pain. You may also have to help find psychological counseling if signs of depression begin to appear.
Joseph H. Nour, MD
Specialty: Pain Medicine
- Pain Medicine
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What do I need to know about caring for somebody with physical pain?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Why should I report physical pain to my doctor if I am an older adult?
As an older adult, it is vital that you tell your doctor if you are experiencing pain since it can impact your health more than your advancing age or any diseases you may have. Persistent, unrelieved pain is a powerful predictor of depression, social isolation and even suicide. Conversely, addressing your pain will maximize your ability to remain active and engaged in life.
What is acute pain from exercise?
Eric Olsen, Fitness, answered
The telling characteristics of acute pain are that it is sharp and very localized. You can literally put your finger on acute pain. Acute pain comes from causes other than too much exercise, of course. Drop a frying pan on your toe, for example, and the pain you experience is acute pain. You know precisely where the pain is, and the message is unequivocal: Don't drop another one, or move your foot if you do. Likewise, the athlete who enters the realm of fourth-degree pain that is localized and sharp is in a good position to do something about it by changing routines, resting, and identifying and correcting biomechanical problems.
If acute pain is disregarded too long, though, you enter the realm of chronic pain, the treatment of which is much more complex and involved.
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