Optimum Sports Injury Recovery is More Than Rest and Ice
Regularly training your muscles can have a powerful effect on your physical health and performance. It'll help you ramp up strength, improve endurance capabilities, as well as decrease the chances of incurring injuries or joint damage. Cardio-based activities such as running or cycling are excellent options to bolster muscle endurance while stretching can keep them healthy and flexible enough to prevent strains from occurring in the first place. Despite these efforts however, sports injuries may still happen.
How Sports Injuries Happen
Sports injuries can happen to anyone, at any time. If you want to avoid sports injuries, it's important to know the root causes of these problems. They can be caused by a number of factors, including the ones mentioned below.
Inadequate warm-up or cool-down
Insufficient time for a warm-up or cool-down can lead to sports injuries. A proper warm-up will increase your heart rate and blood flow to your muscles, making them more elastic and less likely to be injured. A cool-down, on the other hand, helps your body to slowly return to its resting state, helping to prevent blood pooling in your muscles and reducing the risk of injuries.
Many sports require specific techniques that, if not performed correctly, can lead to injury. For example, in tennis, incorrect shoulder technique can lead to shoulder tendonitis. In running, improper form can cause shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and knee pain. These technique faults can be caused by progressing too rapidly or due to stiffness or weakness from previous unresolved pains or injuries.
Insufficient recovery time
When you don’t give your body enough time to recover, your muscles are unable to repair the microscopic tears that occur during exercise. This can lead to inflammation, pain, and eventually , injury.
Overtraining is another common cause of sports injuries. When you overtrain, your body does not have enough time to recover from the stress of exercise, which can lead to tissue damage and inflammation.
Whether you're recovering from an unavoidable injury or there were factors that led to it, we can help. Our team of physiotherapists and massage therapists are conveniently located in Markham and can help you get back in the game!
find the pain
Proper early diagnosis can help you maintain your fitness while you're injury heals. We provide comprehensive assessments without assistants.
FIX the problem
Sports injuries are more likely when past injuries didn't recover. Our physiotherapists can find the problems and fix them.
Our physiotherapists will commnuicate with your healthcare and sports team so you aren't trying to interpret. We'll support you every step of the way!