Most musculoskeletal injuries can often heal quickly, allowing return to full function and activity. During the healing phase, symptoms such as pain, stiffness and swelling can be helpful, letting us know that we need to rest and recover.
However, sometimes these symptoms can persist even after the healing process has completed. Persistent pain can be disruptive and affect our quality of lives. There are lots contributing factors as to why this happens, and certain areas of the body that are more prone to developing persistent pain. These include the head, neck, upper and lower back, hamstrings, knee, foot and ankle.
The following guide explains the processes that lead to persistent pain. If you feel you are suffering with persistent pain from an injury or illness, please contact one of our team to see if we can help.