Recovering from a Sports Injury

We take care of all our patients equally no matter what’s causing their pain, but athletes in particular can often get hurt in some really terrible places. This is why over half of our orthopedic doctors specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

No matter your age, no matter your skill level, sports strain your body to push past its limits – and you’re very likely to get hurt at some point as a result. Luckily, there’s no better place to receive thorough and comprehensive sports medicine in Plano when it comes to these injuries, and here’s why:

We take a conservative and calculated approach to treatments for sports injuries. If it’s possible to treat an injury without surgery, such as physical therapy or chiropractic care, we will take that route and follow up if needed. Of course if surgery is required, we will recommend a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure to ensure you are back up and at ‘em, better than ever, with a shorter healing period than with open surgery.

Our board-certified orthopedic doctors are well versed in the common injuries that occur in sports and fitness, and the steps for recovery and rehabilitation cannot be overstated. Once you’re healing period has ended, we’ll begin working with you to recover your full range of motion through physical therapy, first with a regular stretching regimen. You can’t begin to put weight on an injured ankle unless you are first able to move the ankle as normal, for example. If it’s too painful at first to get started, we may provide initial pain management injections to allow you to move and speed up healing.

After you’ve gained back your full range of motion, you’ll begin to slowly build up muscle in the injured area. Water exercises are great to start out with, because the water supports your body weight significantly while you test out putting pressure on the injury. Once you get up above water, you’ll need to keep things simple with some low-impact exercises.

Recovery time completely depends on the extent of your injury and the amount of work put into recovering. You may be off the field for just a week or so, or it could be several months if less invasive therapies aren’t able to treat your condition.

Basically, while it’s important that you follow your physical therapy routine and work hard at it, it’s equally important to listen carefully to your orthopedic doctor’s instructions and not to overdo it or try new methods or exercises on your own. Otherwise, you risk reinjuring yourself this way.

If you’re looking for help treating a sports injury, don’t risk going anywhere else. Our trusted orthopedic doctors in Plano and surrounding areas have years of experience in sports medicine. Request an appointment online or call 9725961059 today to begin treatment as soon as possible.

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