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Will physical therapy hurt?

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Physical therapy shouldn’t hurt, and it will be safe. But because you'll use parts of your body that are injured or have chronic pain, physical therapy can be challenging, even hard. For example, you may feel sore after stretching or deep tissue massage, but there’s a reason for that: Your therapist has a specific plan in mind based on your particular needs. Sometimes to get stronger, you have to do some tough training. It will push you, but it shouldn't be too much for you to handle.

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International Spine Intervention Society.

Teens Health from Nemours: “Physical Therapy.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Fight Arthritis Pain Without Pills.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 15, 2017

SOURCES: 

International Spine Intervention Society.

Teens Health from Nemours: “Physical Therapy.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Fight Arthritis Pain Without Pills.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 15, 2017

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