We know how important sports recovery is for those that have ever been injured playing the game they love.
Sports injuries are frustratingly common and tend to tall into two main categories of acute injury or ‘overuse’. Prevention is better than cure – but that’s easier said than done!
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These typically occur in contact sports.
A distraction while playing could lead to an injury. For example, you’ve missed a goal or shot and weren’t thinking about how you were landing. Or, commonly in football or soccer, during a tackle you’ve got no control over what the other person is doing.
Booking an appointment to get advice in that first week can help point you in the right direction of recovery. You can also check-out whether you need any scans.
A lot of these injuries tend to clear up with a bit of time.
However, in a small percentage, these injuries can lead to chronic issues. We’d highly recommend not leaving it too long to make your appointment.
If you’ve left it for weeks and ‘thought it would get better’ but it hasn’t – make an appointment. Some of the people we see at our clinic can leave it for months. Nip the problem in the bud rather than letting it linger and risk it becoming a chronic issue.
Also common in sports are injuries from overuse, typically because there is a lot of repetition.
Injuries can occur for a number of different reasons. If you can’t remember what you did to cause the pain, book an appointment. Your assessment can help you figure out what’s going on. It’s unlikely this type of injury will improve by itself for a lasting solution, without doing something to help it on its way.
Here at PhysioFit Health we take sports recovery seriously and know how important it is for you to get back to your sport of choice.
Did you know worrying can make things worse?
Read our blog on how reducing stress can help your recovery. In fact, often, worrying can make things worse. Put your mind at ease and book an appointment so you can figure out how to get back to the sport you love.