How to get back to fitness and Stay fit after a frustrating injury that keeps you from running, cycling, riding and gym work and prevents you from enjoying your sport.
It happens all the time, training is going good, you’re just starting to feel everything come together and injury or niggly injuries start to kick in. We try to ignore it, maybe avoid doing that exercise or give yourself a few days off! But when you get back to it, it’s the same as ever and often, feels worse and WEAKER!
Does this sound Familiar to what’s happened to You?
Unfortunately, this is a scenario we hear all the time at Alba Physio. In fact, we see sports injuries ALL year round at our Alba Physiotherapy Clinic in Inverness. It can be really frustrating and disheartening for any person trying to stay fit and active when injury sets in. It can rapidly progress to being unable to get back to training and very quickly, fall behind and your fitness and strength progress suffers. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. It also can be really confusing to know what to do to help it. Unfortunately, in today’s world, we have an abundance of information. BUT which is confusing, add to the fact that you will have been told different things, by different people. Unfortunately, not all of it is either TRUE or HELPFUL.
I have spent over 10 years working with everything from world level athletes to weekend warriors. I've seen just about every type of injury you can get, and know exactly what it is you need to be doing to get it to recover. We get our professional athletes on a program as soon as the next day, no matter how big or small the injury is! Unfortunately, the rest of us wonder why, after weeks and months it has not only gotten worse, you’ve also gotten out of the great routine you were in for training and finding it hard to get back into it.
'See how it goes...'
Another scenario we see regularly is that you have tried pain killers and ‘Rest’ to ‘see how it goes’. Some of our patients have followed these guidelines completely. But have found that often 6 weeks later, they end up returning to the Doctor as it hasn’t gotten better. We have patients who have then used stronger pain killers, MORE rest, Different Pain killers, less rest and so on! They find themselves in a horrible cycle of pain, frustration and quickly feeling like they have run out of options. The problem is that complete rest for example for ankle sprains, hamstrings pulls, shoulder AC joint problems, runners knee etc is often NOT the right option with sports injuries.
If you don’t know what the right thing to do for this, and often you have tried and followed several bits of advice…. Sports injuries can be really confusing and frustrating. It creeps into every aspect of your life. Sadly, it often adds to those feelings of ‘hopelessness’ and ‘frustration’ making the list even longer of things that ‘just didn’t work for you’. We often see many patients who feel that they need to ‘accept and put up with their pain’ as it’s here to stay forever.
Do You Ever Feel This Way?
If You’re Currently living with and Suffering from a Sports Injury, go through this quick check list to see if any of these reasons are causing your Pain to last longer:
We'd love to hear from you...
If any of these happened to you- we would love to hear from you by inviting you to book a call to chat with one of our Sports Injury physios at our Alba Physiotherapy Clinic in Inverness to find out what you can do to finally help your Sports Injury. The great thing about trying things that haven’t worked, (and we forget about this positive), is that you are one more step closer to finding out the thing that does work! We see this ALL the time, we cut the steps out and get onto helping you feel a lot better.
Click the link below to book a call with our Sports Injury Physio to get some solid advice over the phone. At Alba Physiotherapy, it is our passion to help people in pain and discomfort, get back to the live they loved to lead. This call is complimentary with no cost and no obligation to book appointments. We want to help you make the right decision about what to do next that’s best for you.
What can I do to get rid of MY Sports Injury as Quickly as possible?
Here’s 4 things to try today:
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If you would like to know how Alba Physiotherapy in Inverness can help you get You Back on Track, we would love you to join us for a Free Discovery Visit. This is a 20-minute consultation with a Sports Injury Physiotherapist to discuss your issues and the impact it is having. It is ideal for someone who is nervous about coming to Physio, is unsure whether this is the right option for them AND you want to find out what is wrong- with no obligation or commitment to further treatment. Our goal at Alba Physiotherapy is to get you back quicker. If we think that Physio is NOT right for you, we will tell you.
Here Are some of the Things our Patients with Sports Injuries have reported that we have done for them within a few sessions
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"There's nothing to be skeptical about - there's no magic goes on... it's pure physical, hands-on treatment which I don't believe you can get on the NHS any more"
"I was waking up like seven times through the night which was really debilitating because the most minor movement would wake me, it was so uncomfortable"