Sports Injury | Nose Creek Physiotherapy

What Do Injured Elite Athletes And Weekend Warriors Have In Common, Regardless Of Their Sport?

When injured they all have to figure out how to heal, get fit, and stay healthy so they can keep Enjoying Their Sport and being active.

It might be pretty easy to ignore a sports injury as "nothing serious" and simply "put up with it" and carry on as best you can whether you've recently developed one or have been suffering from one for some time.

It's easy to become upset and feel "stuck," wondering if you'll ever be able to return to playing your sport or staying active as you once did...

If this is happening to you, know that you are not alone; we see it all the time. We treat clients in our Beddington clinic Calgary NE all year who have had an injury due to sports or activity. 

I worked in amateur sports for over 25 years, so I've seen a wide range of sports injuries and know-how to assist individuals recover. I asked you at the outset what elite athletes and weekend warriors had in common. Now I'm curious as to what makes them unique. For example, why do top athletes return to their sport more quickly? The answer has to do with timing. When elite athletes are injured, treatment begins the SAME DAY or the NEXT DAY.

That is not how most people react to a sports injury, which is why so many people who have suffered a sports injury are asking: 

“It’s Been Months Now - Why am I still suffering with an Injury that’s preventing me From Being Active and Playing My Favourite Sport?”

Most people believe they will return to their activity or exercise after a few days off, only to discover that they are still restricted when they do. Their situation is sometimes worse than it was when they were initially injured. When you relax, you may experience little or no pain; however, as soon as you start your everyday activities, the pain returns, and improvement is poor, regardless of how much rest you get.

Does it sound familiar?

Another common occurrence we see in our Physiotherapy Clinic Calgary NE is people who have seen their doctor, they receive the prescription of:

  • Rest
  • Wear a Support
  • Pain Medication
  • Come Back in 4 Weeks

They return four weeks later with no improvement, only to be informed they need more rest and a heavier medication prescription.

Complete rest is rarely the best prescription for sports injuries such as hamstrings, ankle sprains, runner's knee, and so on.

It's easy to grow frustrated and confused because different people have told you different things. For example, perhaps you believe you have a back problem, but the issue is with your hip. 

Sport injuries can be confusing because the source of discomfort isn't always the location that needs to be repaired and worked on, and if you rest for too long, other sections of your body become just as, if not more, problematic!

The confusion around "resting" often discourages patients from receiving the necessary care to rehabilitate their injury and return to their pre-injury state. Worse, many people simply give up, thinking that they must accept that their active days are over.

Sound Familiar?

If You Are Currently Frustrated Living With A Sport Injury, Here’s 7 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

  • 1. You assumed it would disappear on its own, but it didn't.
  • 2. You went to the doctor, who advised you to rest, wear a brace, and take painkillers - but the pills didn't work, and your pain returned as soon as they wore off.
  • 3. You just accepted it because a family member or friend reminded you that everyone becomes more prone to Sport Injuries as you get older.
  • 4. You've already tried other healthcare providers or a physiotherapist with little or no success.
  • 5. You've tried heat pads, ice, and sports supports, but they haven't helped you feel better or return to your previous level of performance.
  • 6. You took your pain medication as prescribed, yet it still upsets you daily.
  • 7. You've attempted "sport massages" in pursuit of relief, but all they accomplished was to calm you while doing little or nothing to heal your injury in the long run.

If you relate with any of the above, we invite you to arrange a call with one of our staff members at our Beddington Physiotherapy Clinic to learn more about what we can do to assist you. The fact that past approaches to your condition have failed is a GOOD THING since knowing what doesn't work brings you closer to discovering what does!

If you'd like to get some solid over-the-phone counsel, use the link below to schedule a call with us. Your phone conversation is free, and you are under no obligation to make any sessions with us afterward. Our purpose is to assist you in making the best decision possible regarding your condition.

What Can I Do To Get Help With My Sports Injury?”...

Four things you can do:

  • 1. First, decide to get help. Procrastination is the culprit here . Your discomfort will not go away on its own. If anything, a lack of appropriate treatment will add to the problem. If you want to get back to your sport or exercise and start living a pain-free life, pick up the phone and dial the number. We'll be happy to listen and assist you in finding a solution.
  • 2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best ways to help your body recover quickly and safely from an injury is to do the right series of progressive exercises. The right exercises given to you by a Physiotherapist will not only help you reduce pain, but they will also allow you to return to your sport or activity.
  • 3. Avoid "too much rest" - while rest is a vital aspect of the recovery process, too much of it will slow down your recovery. Many people think that healing requires complete relaxation from physical activity. However, for an injury to heal, blood flow is needed, which rest limits. Good healing and strengthening exercises, as well as hands-on treatment, will help you go back to living your best life as quickly as possible.
  • 4. Get real, “hands-on” Physio – Physiotherapy has been shown to help patients recover from sports injuries. Our Nose Creek Sport Physiotherapy team works with customers all year to help them recover from sports injuries. So, suppose your injury prevents you from participating in sports or staying active. In that case, if it interferes with your career, threatens your independence, or prevents you from spending quality time with family and friends, you should give us a try. We'll do everything we can to get you back to enjoying the life you deserve as soon as possible.

Suppose you'd like to learn more about how the physiotherapists at Nose Creek Physiotherapy can help you get back to being active as fast and safely as possible. In that case, we welcome you to schedule an entirely free, no-obligation, risk-free session with us.

Note: We offer this Free Discovery Session to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physiotherapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, please start with a free discovery session to work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.

So the next question is:

How Can Choosing One Of Our Nose Creek Sport Physiotherapy Team Members Help You With Your Injury?”

  • We'll get rid of the pain and stiffness rapidly, usually in a couple of sessions.
  • We'll get to the bottom of your injury once and for all - usually in less than 30 minutes
  • We'll assist you in getting back to doing what you love safely.
  • We'll make sure your problem is appropriately "fixed" and "healed," and we'll provide you the right set of exercises to help you recover faster.
  • We'll work with you to eliminate the need for painkillers, which we all know are bad for long-term health.

Our physiotherapy team in Nose Creek will help you get back to living your best life, pain-free, and doing the things you love.

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