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Persistent pain is a common and complex condition characterized by pain experienced on most days of the week. It affects 1 in 5 Australians aged 45 and over.

Persistent pain is pain that lasts beyond normal healing time after injury or illness, and the pain experienced can be mild to severe.


It may result from damage to body tissue from an acute or chronic condition or changes in the nerves or nervous system that result in the nerves continuing to signal pain after the original condition has healed (Painaustralia 2019a).

Persistent pain can affect a person’s use of health care and ability to work, exercise, and socialize.


People with persistent pain are more likely than those without persistent pain to experience mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, fatigue, and sleep disturbances.

This means persistent pain requires an approach that allows for its complexity.  

Noarlunga South Australia

At Warrnambool Podiatry Group, we offer services for persistent pain. We offer longer appointment times to better understand your experiences and work creatively alongside you.

We take a biopsychosocial approach to pain that considers your experience beyond a mechanical appraisal. We value connecting with what is most important to you and liaising with other health professionals you work with to support this. 

We are committed to our ongoing learning about persistent pain and how it impacts the lives of those to whom we provide care. 

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