Chronic niggling pain is an elusive beast that never has a simple remedy. Acute pain resulting from an injury is the easiest to heal, because we are certain that pain is the result of that area being damaged. Conversely chronic pain or ‘stiffness’ that endures longer than 3 months, is much more challenging to treat.
When pain begins as a suspicious niggle, and eventuates into a full blown chronic pain issue, there can be a variety of factors at bay contributing to the manifestation of pain. In such cases pain is unquestionably the result of poor mechanics, and an over compensation at the site of pain for another area. In other words, the ‘injury’ is a whole-body problem, resulting in a symptom, at the weakest link in the chain.