How To Get Back Into Action by Treating Sports Injuries With Physiotherapy
Any athlete that takes their sports career seriously will know that any sports injury can be devastating for their career. Whether you are an amateur or a professional athlete, you will know the fact that any sports injury no matter what size can be damaging both mentally and physically.
If the sports injury is not looked after properly then it may not heal completely and a young person who is looking for a promising career in athletics could see all that fail in front of his eyes. Nothing is worse than for an individual who seems to spend his life doing that what he loves and it is all taken away from him in an instant by not treating a sports injury properly. Because of the rough nature of athletics, sports injuries can be all too common, and it is not uncommon to see them happen several times over the career of an athlete. But thankfully medical science has progressed enough to treat all these injuries effectively with physiotherapy with amazing results.
Treatment For The Injury
After athlete experiences a sports injury, he is usually referred to some treatment using physiotherapy. But firstly a medical doctor would examine the damage that has taken place by taking some x-rays, and in some cases sets the broken bones into place. When a person has a broken or fractured bones, it can take anywhere from two to seven weeks for the bone to heal completely. And for the bones to heal in their proper place they must be kept immobilized for it to be done effectively. This is done by placing the injured bones into some cast. Once the cast has been done, and the bones have been healed the physiotherapist comes in to start their job. Of course, since the broken part of the body has been immobilized the muscles surrounding the body part have weakened. It takes some serious effort to be able to gain the strength back in these weakened muscles. The physiotherapist and the patient must work together to get the injured limb back into its original state.
The main aim of using physiotherapy to heal the injured part of the patient’s body is to allow the patient to get the strength of the injured area back. This can take as little as a few weeks or as much as a few months for the patient to get back to their old self. An example of this is where an athlete has broken their leg the muscles around the leg bone have experience atrophy while they were immobilized in the cast that had enabled the bone to be healed. The physiotherapist, in this case, will exercise the leg so that the athlete will be able to regain the muscle mass that was lost while his leg was immobilized.