You’ve played hard all season; powering through some games and limping through others. Hoping that niggling pain or tightness would just resolve itself. Majority of the time niggly musculoskeletal sports injuries will resolve itself within 2 weeks. If your pain maintains longer than that or starts to get worse then it is time to seek some help to recover.
Having an injury for a long time
When you carry an injury for a long period of time your body attempts to unload the injured area. This is what most people call compensations. When the injured area resolves, the body should resort back to the original and optimal movement pattern. This is not always the case. Often the body needs to help to return to the optimal movement pattern.
Some ways to help the body return to the optimal movement pattern are to release the tight muscles. You can do this by stretching, using a roller or trigger ball.
From experience, if you have not recovered fully in 2 weeks then you need help. For instants, the longer you hobble around on a sore ankle, you start to change how you walk, which muscles you use how much range of movement you have a each joint. The longer this goes on the longer it takes to return to normal function. It is much easier and quicker to fix if you get treatment early on.
If you still feel that you are not moving as good as you could be after rolling, then the next step is strengthening. It’s important to get some help to work out what areas you need to strengthen to help you return to your optimal movement pattern. Check out our expert team to see who can help you return to your best and recover from sports injuries.
If you have been just getting through your season or want to perform better next season then now is the time to get an assessment and a tailored strength program to get you in top gear for next season. 6-8 weeks of a program will see you improve in your chosen sport.
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Do you have sports injuries? Let us help you gear up for next season. Book in for your treatment now with one of our team by calling 0410 559 856.