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What Should I Do When a Movement or Activity is Causing Me Pain? Let the Stop Light System Be Your Guide

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PAIN GUIDELINES

First off it has to be said, if you have a NEW INJURY that is causing pain and is not getting better with any techniques you are doing at home please see a rehab specialist as soon as possible to get it assessed. ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ญ. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ. ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. We can save a lot of aches and pains and  speed up the rehab process if these things are accessed early and not looked at until you are in unrelenting pain.
 
Now for this post we are talking the rehab process of an injury AFTER it has been accessed and serious red flags have been ruled out. Meaning we have a plan and are on our way to healing the injured tissue. So the questions become in this process: ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ? ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ? ๐˜“๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ. โฃ
 

โฃSTOP LIGHT SYSTEM TO PAIN 

๐‘๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ: ๐‡๐ฎ๐ซ๐ญ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฆ.

RED LIGHT:   โฃ

1. Major loss in range of motion or strength  (more than 50%)  after doing an activity. โฃ
2. Pain increases during activity โฃ
3. Lingering pain (not workout soreness) that last several days after doing an activity. โฃ
โฃ
๐€๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง: STOP THE ACTIVITY THAT CAUSED IT ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐ก๐š๐› ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ.
 

YELLOW LIGHT:

1. No change in range of motion, strength, and function. โฃ
2. Pain spikes during the activity. โฃ
3. Pain persists AFTER activity by 3 numbers (ex: 2/10 to 5/10) for more than couple hours or you wake up the next day and is still spiking.
 
๐€๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง: ๐‘๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐š ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฉ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐“ ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฆ. ๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ง๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ๐จ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐ญ๐จ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ. ๐“๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ง๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ. ๐€๐ฏ๐จ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ (๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ž๐, ๐ฅ๐จ๐š๐, ๐ฏ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž) ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ. ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž, ๐๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฒ ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ% (๐ฅ๐จ๐š๐, ๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ฌ, ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง, ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ž๐) ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ ๐จ ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ. ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง. ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐ก๐š๐› ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ.
 

GREEN LIGHT: โฃ

โฃ1. No change in range of motion, strength, and function. โฃ
2. Pain spikes during the activity. โฃ
3. Pain is no worse after activity and back to baseline after few minutes.
 
๐€๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง: ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž. ๐๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐จ๐š๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž. โฃ
 

HOW ICT MUSCLE & JOINT CAN HELP YOUR PAIN

 ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜๐˜Š๐˜› ๐˜”๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ & ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต in Wichita ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ,  ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜š๐˜›๐˜”, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ต, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ. We use this stop light system to help guide you to being more resilient and come out of any injury being more educated and stronger than before. โฃ

 

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