Attaining and Maintaining Fitness for Injured Runners, Golfers, Cyclists, and Other Athletes: Overcoming Frustrating Sports Injuries that Hinder Your Participation and Active Lifestyle.
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A Message From Bryan Keith, DPT, CSCS, Owner and Founder of Myomuv
If you’ve recently sustained a sports injury, or have been suffering from one for some time, it can be very tempting to dismiss it as “nothing serious” and simply “put up with it,” carrying on as best you can.
Or it’s easy to become discouraged and feel “stuck,” wondering if you’ll ever be able to return to sports or stay active as you used to…
If this is happening to you, know that you are not alone; we see this all the time. Regardless of the season, we see people in our physio clinics in Mauldin, South Carolina, who have been injured while participating in sports or exercising.
Traditionally, doctors and medical professionals will simply tell patients to “rest” or discontinue the activity. This, in our opinion, is ridiculous and causes more harm while increasing your risk of future injuries. This is because when we rest, our muscles atrophy and weaken! It explains why so many people suffering from a sports injury wonder:
“It’s Been Months - Why Am I Still Suffering From an Injury That Prevents Me From Being Active and Playing My Favorite Sport?”
Most people believe that if they suffer a sports injury, they will be able to return to their sport or exercise after a few days of rest. When they return to exercise, however, they are still restricted – sometimes even more so than when it first appeared. When you rest, you may experience little or no pain; however, as soon as you resume your activities, the pain returns, and no amount of rest seems to help.
Does That Describe You?
Another scenario we see all the time in our Physical Therapy Clinic is when people go to the Doctor, and the Doctor tells them they need to take a break, rest, wear support and “try these painkillers” to “see how it goes”. Then, four weeks later, they return to the same Doctor because the injury hasn’t improved, only to be given MORE rest and ANOTHER prescription for even stronger pills.
The issue is that when it comes to sports injuries such as hamstring strains, ankle sprains, and a runner’s knee, complete rest is rarely the best advice.
So you’re probably confused and frustrated because you’ve been told various things by various people. Perhaps you believe you have a back problem, but it is a hip problem.
Sports injuries can be very perplexing because, more often than not, the source of the pain is not the area that needs to be repaired or worked on, and if you rest for too long, other parts of the body become just as, if not more problematic!
This ambiguity about “resting” frequently leads people to procrastinate and postpone deciding what to do to help fix their injury and return to exercise. Worse, many people simply accept that “their days of being active are over,” as if it’s normal or “has” to be that way.
Is That How You Feel as Well?
If You’re Currently Frustrated and Living With a Sports Injury, Here Are Seven Additional Reasons Why It May Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:
- You expected it to go away on its own, but it didn’t.
- You went to the doctor, who advised you to rest, wear a brace, and take pain relievers – but the pills did nothing to help, and as soon as they wore off, you were back in agony.
- You just accepted it because a family member or friend told you that everyone gets more prone to sports injuries as they get older.
- You had previously sought assistance from other Healthcare Professionals or a Physio, but nothing they said or did seem to help.
- You’ve tried heating pads, ice, and sports supports, but they’ve done nothing to alleviate your pain or allow you to return to exercise with ease.
- You thought resting would be a good idea because you were in a lot of pain, but it still irritates you daily.
- You decided to get a few “sports massages” in the hopes that they would relieve your pain, but all they did was make you feel a little ‘painful’ or relaxing,’ and did nothing to help your injury in the long run.
If any of these things have happened to you, we would love to assist you by inviting you to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things is a GOOD THING because knowing what doesn’t work brings you closer to discovering what does!
If you want to get some solid advice over the phone, click the link below to book a call with us. The phone call is free, and there is no obligation to book appointments with us after the call. Our goal is to assist you in making the best decision about what to do next.
So, here are four things you can do:
- First and foremost, you must decide whether or not to seek help; many people put off seeking help for far too long, believing that the pain will simply fade away with time. Then, six months later, they’re still putting up with it, and nothing has changed. Or it worsens, and they continue to refrain from participating in sports or exercising completely.
- Next, do the RIGHT exercises – one of the best things you can do to help you recover quickly and safely from an injury is to do the right series of progressed exercises – the right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will help reduce pain, allow you to move freely, and return to sports quickly – and ensure that the problems don’t reoccur anytime soon.
- Avoid “too much rest” – while rest is an important part of the recovery process, getting too much rest will not help you recover faster. Many people believe that recovery entails complete abstinence from exercise. However, for an injury to heal, blood flow is required, which rest prevents. It would be extremely beneficial if you were given appropriate recovery and strengthening exercises, as well as hands-on treatment, to help you get back to being active and healthy as soon as possible.
- Get real, “hands-on” Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy has been shown to help people who have suffered sports injuries. In fact, at Myomuv, we assist people in recovering from sports injuries all year. If your injury prevents you from participating in sports and staying active, if it interferes with your job, or if it threatens your independence and prevents you from spending quality time with family and friends, Physical Therapy can help you get back to living life you deserve as soon as possible.
If you’d like to learn more about how the Physical Therapy team at Myomuv clinics in Mauldin, South Carolina, can help you get back to doing what you love as soon as possible and safely, we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk-free appointment at one of our clinics.
Note: We offer this free Total Body Diagnostic session to people who are nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy, unsure of its benefits, or if it is right for them. If this describes you, please begin with a Free Total Body Diagnostic session so that we can work with you to determine what is wrong and what can be done – with no financial risk to you.
The Following Question Is...
“How Can Choosing Myomuv Physical Therapy Help You Get Rid of Your Sports Injury Forever?”
Essentially, the Myomuv Physical Therapy team can assist you in returning to a life free of daily annoying and frustrating sports injuries, as well as returning to the exercise you enjoy.
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