DID YOU KNOW SOME PEOPLE ARE INCAPABLE OF FEELING PAIN?
- Called congenital analgesia, these people have a genetic mutation where they cannot feel pain.
- They do have the feeling of touch, not always temperature.
- Some people can feel pain, but lack an appropriate response (ie: flinch, withdraw).
THIS IS REALLY DANGEROUS FOR THE ATHLETE
- People cannot feel the body’s clues to slow down or stop.
- Injuries cannot be felt, and are often not noticed in a timely matter.
- They still develop ailments like arthritis.
- But, while they don’t feel pain, they do experience difficulty with movement.