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Thursday Thoughts: Poll - How Much Do You Think This Hurts?

A participant at a recent The Eclectic Approach to UQ and LQ in Ottawa had a pretty severe discoloration on her right lower leg.

Take the poll below and then, scroll, scroll, scroll to see the answer - Don't scroll first, spoiler alert!

You would think that an ecchymosis or other dysfunctional process would have some sort of discomfort. The answer is 0/10, pain free! Her mechanism of injury was that she was hit and scraped from proximal to distal with a metal cleat playing rugby. She continued to play despite her discomfort, then felt some "squishing" around in her sock. After peeling it back at the end of the game, she was shocked to discover she could see her periosteum!

That was 3 years ago and while the tissue has grown back, there are some circulation and severe skin mobility issues. However, pain is related to threat perception, and there is no longer (or even when it happened) little to no red light.

Just thought this fit in with other sporting injury pain reports saying that the pain reported was signficantly greater if the athlete looked at the injury versus kept on playing.

Keeping it Eclectic...

Interested in live cases where I apply this approach and integrate it with manual therapy and repeated motions? Check it out on The OMPT Channel!

Keeping it Eclectic...


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