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Sports Injuries

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Message from Peak Endurance Physical Therapy Owner and Founder, Dr. Spencer Agnew

It might be quite easy to dismiss an injury as “nothing major” and “put up with it,” moving on as best you can if you’ve recently sustained one or have been dealing with it for some time.

Or, it can be simple to become discouraged and experience a sense of “stuckness,” wondering if you’ll ever be able to resume exercising or participating in sports the way you used to.

We frequently witness people experiencing what is happening to you if it is. In fact, regardless of the season, we treat patients in our physio clinic in Madison, Wisconsin and who are dealing with a sports or exercise-related ailment.

Traditionally, doctors and other health care providers will simply advise patients to “relax” or to stop engaging in that activity. This is absurd, in our opinion, and is actually harming you more and raising the possibility of further accidents. This is due to the fact that while we rest, our muscles start to weaken and atrophy. It explains why so many people who are dealing with sports injuries are asking:

Why Am I Still Dealing With an Injury That Prevents Me From Being Active and Participating in My Favorite Sport After Months of Suffering From It?

The majority of people believe that a sports injury would heal with a few days of rest and that they may immediately return to their activity or exercise. However, when they resume activity, they are still limited, and occasionally the restriction is worse than it was initially. Often, there is little to no discomfort while you rest, but as soon as you get moving again, the agony returns, and no matter how much rest you give it, it doesn’t appear to be getting any better.
Does It Sound Like You?

Another situation that frequently occurs in our physical therapy clinic is when patients visit the doctor, who instructs them to relax, wear a support, take a break, and “try some painkillers” to “see how it goes.” They return to the same doctor 4 weeks later since the injury hasn’t improved, only to receive MORE REST and ANOTHER prescription for even stronger drugs.

The issue is that complete rest is rarely the greatest recommendation when it comes to sports injuries like hamstrings, ankle sprains, runner’s knee, etc.

Because you’ve been told various things by various people, you might be feeling confused and frustrated. Perhaps you believe you have a back problem, but the issue actually stems from your hip?

Sports injuries may be quite perplexing since, more often than not, the area of discomfort is not the one that has to be corrected and worked on, and if you rest for an extended period of time, other parts of the body become just as, if not more problematic!

Because of their misunderstanding of what “resting” entails, many people continue to delay making a choice about how to treat their injury and get back to exercising. Even worse, many people simply come to terms with the fact that “their days of being active are finished” as if it were inevitable.

It can be very confusing to decide exactly what you should do if you have pain while playing your sport. You’ve likely heard a lot of options such as…

Are You Feeling That Way, Too?

Here Are 7 More Reasons Why a Sports Injury Can Be Persisting Longer Than It Should if You’re Currently Frustrated and Dealing With One:

1. You expected it to go gone by itself, but it didn’t

2. You saw a doctor, who advised you to take painkillers, wear a support, and relax. However, the medications had no effect, and as they wore off, you were once more in excruciating pain.

3. You simply took the advice of a family member or acquaintance who claimed that everyone becomes more susceptible to sports injuries as they age.

4. You’ve previously sought assistance from a physiotherapist or other healthcare professionals, but nothing they said or did appeared to be helpful.

5. You’ve tried employing remedies like heating pads, ice, and athletic supports, but they didn’t work to reduce the discomfort or allow you to resume exercising without difficulty.

6. Despite the fact that you rested since you were in a lot of pain, you still find it annoying every day.

7. You went for a few “sports massages” in the hopes that they would relieve the pain, but they did nothing more than make you feel a little “painful” or perhaps “relaxing,” rather than doing anything to treat your injury permanently.

If any of these things have happened to you, we would be happy to assist you and invite you to schedule a conversation with one of our physical therapists to discuss your situation and learn what may be done to help. The fact that you have already tried any or all of these things is really a GOOD THING since it puts you one step closer to discovering what does work when you are aware of what doesn’t!

If you want to speak with one of our representatives to schedule a call, click the link below. There is no cost for the call, and there is no pressure to schedule any appointments with us after it is complete. Making the best decision possible on what to do next is our goal.

What Can I Do To Quickly Get Rid Of The Pain?

Here are 4 options for you:

1. You need to decide whether or whether to get treatment. Many people put off doing so because they believe the pain will eventually go away. Six months later, nothing has changed, and they are still tolerating it. Or if things worsen, they continue to refrain from participating in sports or exercising at all.

2. Next, perform the RIGHT exercises. One of the best ways to recover from an injury quickly and safely is to perform the right series of progressed exercises. The correct exercises will help you reduce pain, allow you to move freely, and return to sports quickly. They will also ensure that the problems don’t return any time soon.

3.Avoid “too much rest” – while it is crucial to the healing process, excessive rest will not hasten your recovery. Many people think that complete relaxation from exercise equates to recuperation. However, blood flow is required for an injury to heal, which rest prohibits. To heal the injury and speed up your return to activity and health, it would be extremely beneficial if you were given the proper recovery and strengthening activities.

4.Receive actual, “hands-on” physical therapy – Physical therapy has been shown to be effective in treating athletes’ injuries. In fact, Peak Endurance Physical Therapy assists clients in recovering from sports-related injuries throughout the year. Physical therapy can help you get back to living the life you deserve as soon as possible if your injury prevents you from participating in sports and remaining active, if it affects your employment, if it threatens your independence, or if it gets in the way of spending meaningful time with family and friends.

We invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk-free appointment at one of our clinics if you’d like to learn more about how the physical therapy team at Peak Endurance Physical Therapy clinic in Madison, Wisconsin can help you get back to being active as quickly and safely as possible.

Note: We provide this Free Total Body Diagnostic session to individuals who are extremely anxious or sceptical about physical therapy and are unsure of its advantages or whether it is appropriate for them. If that describes you, we ask that you begin with a Free Total Body Diagnostic session so that we can collaborate with you to determine what is wrong and what can be done without putting your finances at risk.

The Following Question Is...

How Can Choosing to Visit a Physical Therapist at Peak Endurance Physical Therapy Help You Permanently Cure Your Sports Injury?

Basically, the physical therapy staff at Peak Endurance Physical Therapy can assist you in returning to your favorite forms of activity and to a life free from unpleasant and frustrating sports injuries.

Please click the button below and fill out the brief form to learn how much it costs and what availability we have at our clinic in Madison, Wisconsin:

What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About Peak Endurance Physical Therapy In Madison, WI

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- Kathryn B

After I injured a finger tendon while climbing, Jennifer helped me get back to pain-free climbing and weight lifting over the course of a few sessions. Jennifer was great to work with – she adapted our sessions to my goals and gave me some great advice for finger strength programs. And she even helped me improve my squats at the same time!

- Lance H

Dr. Agnew was able to address my root issues of planter fasciitis. I saw three PT’s before researching Peak Endurance. Dr. Agnew developed a unique treatment plan for me and made weekly modifications based on my progress and treatment goals. Because of his individualized approach I was able to get back to training and actually PR a half Ironman. I would recommend anyone at the Peak Endurance Team.