December 11, 2015 bodyscenesboca

Some People Can Live A Pain-free Life – Can You?

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.