Psychology: Why It’s so Important for Recovery from Injury and Pain

Psychology: Why It’s so Important for Recovery from Injury and Pain

People often find injury or pain difficult. Physically, every day actions become troublesome, and key parts of life are missed, e.g., going to work, seeing friends, exercising. Emotionally, this can…

Injured or In Pain? When to Get Help Immediately.

Injured or In Pain? When to Get Help Immediately.

Pain is our inbuilt alarm. It is created when our brain decides we are in danger, and is one of ways that the brain tells us that: Something is wrong.…

UK Stats: Injury and Pain (Latest 2023)

UK Stats: Injury and Pain (Latest 2023)

Worth a read! Links to UK reports that highlight the incidence of injury and pain across the UK’s population and industry sectors. Click title to read. Public Health England (2017).…

Injury or Pain Getting You Down? When To Seek Mental Health Support.

Injury or Pain Getting You Down? When To Seek Mental Health Support.

Be assured … It’s normal to experience some negative thoughts, feelings and emotions when you’re injured or in pain: Our 1-2-1 Injury and Pain Psychology Support can help you with…

3 Myths That Stop Us Doing What We Should To Reduce Pain.

3 Myths That Stop Us Doing What We Should To Reduce Pain.

We all want to do what we can to reduce our or other’s pain. But incorrect, widely-held beliefs can stop us from making the correct choices. Here are three of…

3 Medical Pain Myths That Prevent Recovery.

3 Medical Pain Myths That Prevent Recovery.

Our medical systems are heavily based on the idea that pain is due to a physical problem with our body, e.g., with the skeleton, nerves, muscles. This leads to many…

Is Your Pain Acute or Chronic? Why It’s Important to Know.

Is Your Pain Acute or Chronic? Why It’s Important to Know.

Acute and chronic (or persistent) pain have different causes and solutions. So knowing which you have can help you reduce, manage and prevent pain better. In brief, here’s what you…

How to Get Back from Injury Faster: 5 Surprising Things to Know and Do.

How to Get Back from Injury Faster: 5 Surprising Things to Know and Do.

It may surprise you, but physical or medical factors can’t reliably predict when someone will return to work or whether they remain work-disabled. But five psychological factors, i.e., what we…

Should I Take Pain Meds? Crucial Questions to Ask Your GP.

Should I Take Pain Meds? Crucial Questions to Ask Your GP.

Pain drives us to seek fast solutions. Pain medications are often seen as the answer and can bring rapid relief. But ALL drugs have potential side-effects, whilst NO drug is…

Top Tip: How to Become More Active Safely

Top Tip: How to Become More Active Safely

Being active is usually one of the most important ways to reduce pain. But a fear that movement will lead to pain or further damage often stops us. The trick…

Top Tip: Remember ‘Motion is Lotion’ (Part 1)

Top Tip: Remember ‘Motion is Lotion’ (Part 1)

Think why you add oil to your car or bike chain. Then think of movement doing the same for oiling your joints. Here’s one of the reasons why it’s important…

Crucial Question: Is My Scan/Xray Normal?

Crucial Question: Is My Scan/Xray Normal?

Research says that what and how a consultant tells you your scan results affects how much pain you feel afterwards and what you can do. So asking, “Is it normal?”…