Torn muscles? Locked joints? Or a fracture? Physical therapists can help solve all of these problems. How is a sports injury recovery managed? When someone pulls a muscle, they are usually asked to get sufficient rest and perform certain types of exercises which helps with sports injury recovery.
We will explain briefly what usually happens in case of common sports injuries.
Torn ligaments and tendons
One of the most common injuries due to sports is torn muscles and ligaments. Sports physiotherapy is used to treat torn ligaments and tendons and various exercises and stretches are prescribed in order to do so.
Tendinitis is a common condition that involves inflammation of the soft tissue around muscles and bones, most often in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, or ankle. The simplest way to treat tendonitis is to first identify the aggravating factor and stop doing it. After that, use ice to reduce the swelling, if any, and be persistent about it. Persistence is the key to driving away these issues that are keeping you from getting back into that workout routine.
Fractures are the breaking of bones due to accidents. From skiing to walking, people have been injured and people have been put into casts. During this time the fracture is immobilized, the muscles weaken.
Dislocations occur due to an external force which pushes the ends of your bones out of the joints. A contact sport is usually to blame for dislocations.
Due to repetitive motion, a number of athletes have to deal with arthritis. Similar to other injuries, arthritis can be treated with physical therapy. Occupational therapy can teach you how to reduce strain on your joints during daily activities. Occupational therapists can show you how to modify your home and workplace environments to reduce motions that may aggravate arthritis.
Contact professional physical therapists who can help you hasten the pace of the healing process of your injuries.