A Message From Dr. Jacob Dye, DPT, CSCS, DN, Owner of Origin Rehabilitation and Performance
It can be tempting to disregard a sports injury and play through the discomfort, but it is crucial to get medical attention.
Or, it can be very easy to become despondent and feel “stuck,” wondering if you’ll ever be able to play sports or be as active as you once were…
If you are experiencing this, you are not alone; this is a common occurrence. In fact, we see patients in our physiotherapy clinic at Inspire regardless of the season.
We find it absurd when doctors and other medical professionals advise injured patients to simply “rest.” We feel that this is actually raising your risk for future injuries and causing greater injury. This is because resting induces muscular loss and deterioration! Why do so many people suffering from sports-related ailments wonder:
"Why Am I STILL Suffering From An Injury That Prevents Me From Engaging in Physical Activity and Playing My Favorite Sport?"
Does That Describe You?
In our clinic, we frequently see patients who go to the doctor and are told to rest and “try these pain relievers” to “see how it works.” Then, four weeks later, because the injury hasn’t improved, they return to the same doctor and are given MORE rest and ANOTHER prescription for even stronger pills.
Rest isn’t always the best medicine when it comes to sports injuries. So, if you’ve ever been frustrated after speaking with multiple people and receiving contradictory information, know that you’re not alone. Because they can have similar symptoms, it’s easy to confuse a back injury with a hip problem.
Frequently, sports injuries are misdiagnosed because the pain emanates from altogether other regions than the one that requires treatment. A prolonged period of rest can also cause other bodily components to become weakened and prone to harm.
Unfortunately, this uncertainty around “resting” frequently leads to further procrastination and avoidance of decisions that could aid in injury healing and return to normal exercise. Worse yet, many individuals simply accept that they no longer act as if it were natural or inevitable.
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:
1. You believed it would disappear on its own, but it didn’t.
2. You went to the doctor, who advised you to relax, wear a support, and take painkillers. However, the drugs were ineffective, and as soon as their effects wore off, you were in excruciating pain once more.
3. You simply accepted the fact that everyone is more susceptible to sports injuries as they age since a relative or acquaintance told you so.
4. You have previously sought assistance from other Healthcare Professionals or a Physio, but nothing they said or did help.
5. You have tried utilizing heating pads, ice, and athletic supports, but none of these have helped relieve the discomfort or allowed you to return to activity without difficulty.
6. You thought it would be a good idea to rest because you were in so much pain, but it continues to be a daily annoyance.
7. You opted to have a couple of “sports massages” in the hopes that they would alleviate your discomfort, but all they did was make you feel a little ‘painful’ or maybe relaxing and did not help your injury in the long run.
If you have experienced any of these misfortunes, we would like to invite you to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists to find out what may be done to help you. Because you have attempted any or all of these methods, you are one step closer to locating the solution!
Click the link below to schedule a call with us if you would like to receive sound guidance over the phone. The phone call is free, and there is no commitment to schedule an appointment with us following the conversation. Our objective is to assist you in making the best decision on what to do next.
Here are four things you can do:
1. Initially, you must make a selection regarding assistance – Many individuals put off resolving their issues because they believe that the suffering will “simply go away with time.” Six months later, they are still enduring it, and nothing has improved. Alternatively, it may worsen to the point where they cease all sports and physical exercise.
2. Next, perform the APPROPRIATE exercises. The physical therapist will explain the activities in detail and demonstrate how to perform them properly. One of the finest things you can do to speed up your recovery and prevent injuries is to perform the appropriate series of advanced exercises – the right exercises supplied by a physical therapist alleviate discomfort and allow you to move freely again rapidly.
3. Avoid “too much rest“. Rest is essential to the recovery process, but excessive rest will not help you recover more quickly. Many people assume that recovery requires complete idleness. Blood circulation is important for the healing of an injury, which rest inhibits. Your body needs suitable rehabilitation and strengthening activities, as well as hands-on therapy, to get you back on your feet and healthy as soon as possible.
4. Be practical, “hands-on” Physical treatment. Massage therapy has been shown to benefit those with sports injuries. In actuality, at Origin Rehabilitation and Performance we assist clients to recover from sports-related injuries throughout the entire year. Physical Therapy may be able to help you return to normal life as quickly as possible if your condition stops you from participating in sports or being physically active, if it impacts your career, or if it restricts your freedom by limiting the time you can spend with family and friends.
If you are interested in learning how the Physical Therapy experts at Origin Rehabilitation and Performance clinic can help you return to activity as quickly and safely as possible, we encourage you to schedule a free, no-obligation, risk-free consultation at one of our locations.
Note: We offer this Free Total Body Diagnostic session to individuals who are unsure of the benefits of Physical Therapy or if it is suited for them. If this describes you, please schedule a Free Total Body Diagnostic session so that we can work with you to determine what is wrong and what can be done — at no cost to you.
Therefore, the Next Question Is...
How Might Visiting a Physical Therapist at Origin Rehabilitation and Performance Help You Eliminate Your Sports Injury Permanently?
Physical therapists at Origin Rehabilitation and Performance can assist you in managing or eliminating sports injuries so that you can return to your favorite recreational activities.
If you would like to know how much it costs and what availability we have, please click the button below and fill out the brief form: