Are Sports Injuries holding you back?
Why painkillers and visits to your GP are not the answer!
How do competing athletes get fit and stay fit, avoiding frustrating sports injuries which can prevent them playing or doing the activity they love?
If you’ve recently picked up an injury participating in sports, it’s very easy to pass it off as a ‘little niggle’, putting up with it as best you can in order to continue doing the activity you love.
Have you had to stop doing a sport you love?
If you’ve stopped doing sport, you’ll know that it can be very disheartening. You can be left feeling stuck and not knowing where to go next, even wondering if you’ll ever get back to playing sport or keeping active like you used to.
At Recover Physio we treat people like this all the time. In fact, we see people all year round who have suffered injuries whilst playing or participating in sport, so we understand what you are going through.
Our physiotherapists have years of experience in treating sports injuries at all levels, from those who compete for fun, through to Premier League footballers. At Recover Physio we know precisely what treatment you need, as well as the rehab process required for your specific type of sports injury.
When a professional athlete that we are treating picks up a sports injury, our remedial process begins immediately. However, when picking up an injury, countless aspiring athletes make the mistake of putting off seeking professional help, gritting their teeth and carrying on in order to avoid stopping the activity that they love doing.
Does this sound like you?
Many patients we see in our clinic have described the same scenario. They have been to see their GP about their injury. They were told to simply rest, take painkillers and see how it goes. A few weeks later, with no improvement whatsoever, they simply feel like they have wasted time, during which they’ve been unable to enjoy the sport or activity that is important to them. Many sufferers then go back to the doctor, only to be prescribed more rest and even stronger painkillers.
A major problem is that when it comes to sports injuries – hamstrings, ankle sprains, runners knee, tennis elbow, etc – complete rest is very rarely the answer. These injuries can also be very confusing as the place where the pain is coming from is sometimes not where the actual problem lies. Conflicting advice from friends and internet searches can leave you confused and frustrated, not sure where to turn next. Which is why it is so important to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan at the earliest opportunity.
Do any of these sound familiar?
If you’re currently living with a frustrating sports injury, here are 6 common experiences that you may be familiar with:
- You thought the pain would simply go away on its own after a period of rest, but it didn’t.
- You’ve tried resting and applying ice, but the pain simply won’t go away.
- You went to the doctors, thinking they would help, but was prescribed painkillers which did nothing to relieve the pain.
- A family member told you that everyone picks up sports injuries, so you dismissed the problem and have tried to live with it.
- You’ve visited healthcare professionals, but nothing they did helped you return to sport.
- You’ve tried sports massage, but the relief was short-lived and did nothing to stop the problem long term.
If you have a Sports Injury, we are here to help
We understand that you have options when it comes to who you see for your healthcare, so we want to make certain that you feel completely comfortable with us and confident about how we will help you.
We always listen to feedback from our patients and the most common thing we hear is that they really liked being able to speak to a Physiotherapist, for free, before their first appointment. It gave them the chance to ask questions about their sports injuries and learn how physiotherapy could help them to make a speedy recovery. We always take the time to talk through your issues with you and to answer any questions you have.
At Recover Physio, our physiotherapists will work with you to fix your sports injuries and to prevent them from returning, allowing you to enjoy your favourite sport or activity worry free.
If you would like to know how the team at Recover Physio can help you with your sports injury, why not speak to one of our friendly physios first? Just click below to request a callback from a member of our team!