When to call the physiotherapist

January

Kelly: “My shoulder really hurts.  I don’t have the full range of motion.  I can’t reach my hands behind my back.”

Doug: “You should call the physiotherapist.”

Kelly: “Hmm…”

February

Kelly: “My shoulder is getting worse.  I can’t take my coat off without help.  It’s painful to lift my arm.”

Doug: “You should call the physiotherapist.”

Kelly: “Hmm….”

March

Kelly: “This is so annoying.  It hurts to look over my shoulder when I’m driving.  And my hand keeps getting pins and needles.”

Doug: “You should call the physiotherapist.”

Kelly: “Hmm….”

April

Kelly: “Can you pick up the cast iron pan for me? My shoulder is bothering me and I can’t lift it. Maybe I’ve pinched a nerve.”

Doug: “You should call the physiotherapist.”

Kelly: “Hmm…”

May

Kelly: “I can’t pack that dress because it has a zipper in the back.  I can’t reach it with this sore shoulder.”

Doug: “You should call the physiotherapist.”

Kelly: “Hmm…”

June

Kelly: “OMG! My shoulder hurts! I CAN’T KNIT!!!  Call the physiotherapist! Right now!”

Doug:  “Hmm…”

17 thoughts on “When to call the physiotherapist

  1. Been there, done that! “Don’t knit through the pain” is what I was told— then the gentle PT exercises really helped, but above all: time. Best wishes, hope you are back in form soon.

  2. Lol! I hope it is something that physio can help quickly! And so your advice to me to get my feet seen to takes on a louder resonance…

  3. Good luck with the Physio. My over zealous knitting once led me to a Hand Physiotherapist (who knew such things existed?) for locking thumbs. Thumb splints and a strict daily regimen of hand exercises fixed things eventually. 😊

      • No, I get it. I put off any and all medical treatment for medium level issues too. Maybe we think it will just get better if we leave it?

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