Acute pain is generally severe and lasts a short time. It can be caused by anything from skiing accidents, to bending down to pick something up, to twisting an ankle. Seeking medical help as soon as possible, followed by appropriate physical therapy treatments can help you return to normal life faster.
Chronic pain considered as pain that lasts longer than 3 months. An acute injury can turn into chronic one if the pain never completely went away. However, many times you don’t remember when the pain exactly started or what happened.
Because of the slow building of symptoms, the body adjusts its structures in order to avoid feeling pain. Chronic injuries and pain usually have a direct connection to posture and mechanics, which means how we hold ourselves and how we function. Besides hands-on treatments to mobilize stiff joint and stretch tight muscles, exercises and posture/body mechanics modifications must be a big part of the treatment of any chronic pain-sufferer.