For example, knee pain might have its roots in hip muscle weakness, where the hip muscles failto activate correctly, bringing about imbalance and instability in the body further down.
Conversely, the same knee issue may be rooted in an ankle instability issue.
The pain in your neck and shoulders may actually be caused by weak stabilising muscles in the shoulders responsible for ensuring the seamless gliding of joints to produce smooth, pain free movement.
Therefore pain may indeed be weakness lurking in other areas of the body, masquerading as pain in other parts, fooling you into thinking that the part of the body that hurts is ‘defective’ or ‘damaged’.
Oftentimes, the traditional approaches of massaging these sore areas, or applying hot packs or ice may only temporarily relieve symptoms as the true cause lies in the various parts of the body not working together in harmony. This can be frustrating.
However with the keen trained eye of a skilled physiotherapist, this can be overcome and balance restored in the way you use your body.