“Normal” Pain vs. Common Pain

Why do we lose some movement — some “range of motion” — in our joints as we get older? Some people think it’s just a function of age. “Oh well, that’s just a part of getting old, I guess,” is a common refrain. But what is the root of the problem? Is it age, or is it neglect?

A closely related situation is our response to aches and pains. “Oh well, I guess that pain is just normal for my age.” But the body should not experience pain “normally.” That pain may be common among many people, but it is not “normal,” and there’s a big difference.

Watch Dr. Biedebach discuss the difference between age and neglect, and normal and common pain.