Foot Pain as a Result of Involuntary Mental Images in an Elderly Male
Price, Andrea R.
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Pain is, under normal circumstances, the body's way of telling us to stop whatever we are doing before tissue damage can ensue. However, when the pain is not caused by injury or appears to be completely unwarranted, it can cause problems for the affected individual. One such man, JP, was interviewed for his recently acquired problems with pain control. He frequently has involuntary mental images that come into his consciousness. The suddenness of these images, along with their content, causes him to tense against them, and the tension causes him pain. They occur on a regular enough basis to cause him problems in everyday activities. When the pain comes, it causes him to ccy out and stop whatever he was doing. This paper looks at his symptoms and offers possible explanations as to why the problem is occurring. Following these explanations, suggestions for treatments are discussed. JP has done research on his own and has already tried some of these methods. However, it is still uncertain as to why he has these problems and what can be done to help him.