As I sit here at my desk, I’ve just realized that even though I’ve written hundreds of blogs for Curing Chronic Pain, and have talked about chronic hip pain, chronic knee pain, chronic sciatic pain and every other type of chronic muscle and joint pain you can think of; I’ve never actually written a full definition of what exactly is chronic pain!
What is chronic pain? Let’s start with a Google search. If you type in ‘chronic pain’ you will find the definition that chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than three months. Other definitions state that chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than six months.
You may have also heard the term ‘acute pain’. The difference between chronic pain and acute pain is that acute pain lasts less than three months.
Unfortunately, there’s far too many ways to experience pain. What kind of pain are we talking about when we say ‘chronic pain’?
Let’s start with emotional chronic pain. We’ve all experienced that indescribable feeling – nothing we can touch, but without a doubt hurts like heck – that permeates our body and seems to go on forever after the loss of family or our favorite pet.
Then there’s physical pain. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably suffering with this type of chronic pain. Physical chronic pain can be caused by infectious diseases, cancer, or any breakdown in the cells of your body. Many types of injuries (such as a car accident or falling off a ladder) can also create chronic physical pain.
Chronic physical pain can manifest anywhere – from your feet to your head – in your muscles, joints, organs, teeth, pinky finger or anywhere else that you can think of, or haven’t yet discovered.
What Is Chronic Muscle And Joint Pain?
If you’re reading this site, you probably have chronic muscle and joint pain. That is; pain for much too long a time in your feet, knees, hips and/or back. This website is dedicated to teaching you about this type of chronic pain, also known as chronic musculoskeletal pain.
It is this type of chronic pain – chronic muscle and joint pain – that completely baffles the medical community. They can tell you the name of your problem, but they have no idea why you have it. The erudite (trying to sound wise and profound) physician sometimes refers to this type of chronic pain as ‘idiopathic’ (cause unknown).
The truth is that very few physicians know the real cause of chronic muscle and joint pain. And because they don’t know what causes it, they merely manage it with heavy duty pain medicine and/or invasive surgery. I guess you could call this a ‘drug it and/or slice and dice it into submission’ therapy.
It’s at this point of seeming despair where my research and therapy comes in to save the day. Approximately 15 years ago, I discovered and published on two previously unrecognized inherited, abnormal foot structures that I linked to the development of chronic muscle and joint pain. These two common foot structures (about 80% of the world population has one) are called the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
Having run multiple research studies (published in peer review medical journals) I’ve proven that these two abnormal foot structures can (and often do) lead people into chronic pain. But the good news is that these foot structures are successfully treated using Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy. Thousands of people who once suffered with chronic pain now live pain free.
Now that you know the answer to ‘What is chronic pain?’ and the common cause of chronic muscle and joint pain, kindly share this post on Twitter and Facebook. Spread the good news that people don’t have to suffer a lifetime filled with chronic pain. It can be eliminated!
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here.
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain