Sports Injuries

"How Injured Runners, Golfers, Cyclists, and Other Athletes Can Get Fit (...And Stay Fit), From Frustrating Sports Injuries That Keep You From Enjoying Sports and Being Active"

Don't give up your desired lifestyle because of problems that can be remedied. That is why we created this specifically for you.

A Message From Arron Achey, Owner & Founder Of QÔL Integrative Health

If you’ve just had a sports injury, or have been suffering from one for some time, it can be very easy to dismiss it as “nothing serious” and simply “put up with it,” carrying on as best you can.

Or it’s easy to become discouraged and feel “stuck,” wondering if you’ll ever be able to return to sports or stay active as you used to…

If this is occurring to you, know that you are not alone; we see this all the time. Regardless of the season, we encounter patients in our Hampton Roads clinic who have been injured while participating in sports or exercising.

Traditionally, doctors and medical experts will simply counsel patients to “rest” or “stop doing that activity.” This, in our opinion, is ludicrous and causes more harm while raising your chance of future injuries. This is because while we relax, our muscles atrophy and weaken! It explains why so many people suffering from a sports injury wonder:

"It's Been Months - Why Am I STILL Suffering From An Injury That Prevents Me From Being Active And Playing My Favorite Sport?"

Most individuals believe that if they have a sports injury, they will be able to return to their sport or exercise after a few days of recuperation. When they return to activity, though, they are still restricted – sometimes even more so than when it originally appeared. When you relax, you may experience little or no pain; nevertheless, as soon as you resume your activities, the agony returns, and no amount of rest seems to help.

Does It Describe You?

Another scenario we encounter frequently in our Physical Therapy Clinic is when clients go to the doctor and are told to take a break, rest, wear a support, and “try these painkillers” to “see how it goes.” Then, four weeks later, they return to the same Doctor since the injury hasn’t improved, only to be given MORE rest and ANOTHER prescription for even stronger drugs.

The issue is that when it comes to sports injuries such as hamstring strains, ankle sprains, and a runner’s knee, full rest is rarely the best recommendation.

So you’re probably confused and frustrated since you’ve been told various things by various people. Perhaps you believe you have a back condition, but it is a hip problem.

Sports injuries may be highly perplexing because, more often than not, the source of the pain is not the place that needs to be repaired or worked on, and if you rest for too long, other portions of the body become just as, if not more problematic!

This ambiguity about “resting” frequently encourages people to procrastinate and postpone deciding on what to do to help repair their injury and return to exercise. Worse, many people simply accept that ‘their days of being active are passed’, as if it’s normal or ‘must’ to be that way.

Is That How You Feel as Well?

If You’re Currently Frustrated and Living With a Sports Injury, Here Are Seven Additional Reasons Why It May Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

  1. You expected it to go away on its own, but it didn’t.
  2. You went to the doctor, who advised you to rest, wear a brace, and take pain relievers – but the medicines did little to assist, and as soon as they wore off, you were back in agony.
  3. You were told by a family member or a friend that everyone becomes more prone to sports injuries as they age, so you just accepted it.
  4. You have previously sought assistance from other Healthcare Professionals or a Physiotherapist, but nothing they said or did appear to help.
  5. You’ve tried heating pads, ice, and sports braces, but they’ve done nothing to alleviate your pain or allow you to return to activity with ease.
  6. You thought resting would be a good idea because you were in a lot of pain, but it still irritates you daily.
  7. You chose to have a couple of “sports massages” in the hopes that they would relieve your pain, but all they did was make you feel a little ‘painful’ or relaxing,’ and did nothing to help your injury in the long run.

If any of these things have happened to you, we would love to assist you by encouraging you to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists to find out what may be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things is a GOOD THING since knowing what doesn’t work brings you closer to discovering what does!

If you want to obtain some serious guidance over the phone, use the link below to book a call with us. The phone call is free, and there is no need to make appointments with us following the conversation. Our goal is to assist you in making the best decision about what to do next.

So, here are four things you can do:

  1. First and foremost, you must decide whether or not to get help – many individuals put off seeking help for far too long, believing that the suffering will simply fade away with time. Then, six months later, they’re still putting up with it, and nothing has changed. Or it worsens, and they continue to refrain from participating in sports or exercising totally.
  2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises – one of the best things you can do to help you recover quickly and safely from an injury is to do the right series of progressed exercises – the right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will help reduce pain, allow you to move freely, and return to sports quickly – and ensure that the problems don’t return any time soon.
  3. Avoid “too much rest” – While relaxation is a vital part of the recovery process, getting too much rest will not help you recover faster. Many people feel that healing entails complete abstinence from activity. However, for an injury to heal, blood flow is required, which rest prohibits. It would be extremely beneficial if you were given suitable rehabilitation and strengthening exercises, as well as hands-on treatment, to help you go back to being active and healthy as soon as possible.
  4. Get actual, “hands-on” Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy has been shown to heal those who have suffered sports injuries. In fact, at QÔL Integrative Health, we assist people in recovering from sports injuries throughout the year. If your injury prevents you from participating in sports and remaining active, if it interferes with your career, or if it threatens your independence and prevents you from spending meaningful time with family and friends, Physical Therapy can help you get back to living life you deserve as soon as possible.

If you’d like to learn more about how Physical Therapy at QÔL Integrative Health in the Norfolk, Virginia area can help you get back to being active as soon as possible and safely, we welcome you to start with a free 15 minute discovery call to see how we can best help support you along your journey!

So, the Next Question Is…

"How Can Choosing QÔL Integrative Health To See A Physical Therapist Help You Get Rid Of Your Sports Injury Forever?"

Essentially, the Physical Therapy experts at QÔL Integrative Health can assist you in returning to a life free of daily unpleasant and aggravating sports injuries, as well as returning to the exercise you enjoy.

If you want to know how much it costs and what appointments are available at our Virginia clinics, please click the button below and fill out the short form:

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