Words by Morgan
March 11th, 2019
If you love sports, you aren’t alone. A report released in 2017 highlighted that 43 per cent of the Irish population participates in at least one physical activity a week. It wouldn’t be surprising if this number has increased since. Whilst there are many enthusiasts in Ireland, few understand how to aid recovery from a sports injury. And it’s easy to see why – it can be tricky to do. Luckily, there are a few things that could make it that bit easier.
Although you’re injured, you could still benefit from maintaining your fitness levels. But of course, you’ll want to factor your injury into any exercise that you do. So, why not work with a physiotherapist or personal trainer to create an alternative regime? You can then devise a plan that’s tailored to you and your injury – and this may very well speed up the healing process. You can then also ensure that your health doesn’t decrease during the recovery period. As a result, you may be better able to resume your original exercise routine once your body has returned to its full strength.
It may sound obvious, but what we wear can affect our bodies. Dressing in damp clothes, for example, could affect your joints. If worn frequently, ill-fitted shoes can alter how muscles function. Specifically, the American Osteopathic Association reports that their long-term usage can negatively impact back and calve muscles, causing pain and spasms. No one wants to suffer from this – especially when recovering from a sports injury. With the right pair of shoes, you’ll be able to keep muscles strong wherever you go. For long-lasting comfort, look to mobility specialists. With brands like Mobility Solutions, you needn’t sacrifice practicality for style – they can provide both. In the right shoes, you’ll be able to walk comfortably, at all times and so, you can make sure that your body can cope with any damage.
Emotions can be just as important as our physical health. It’s natural to feel low when you’ve been injured, particularly if you’ve hurt yourself whilst performing your favourite activity. But it can be important to stay sanguine. With this in mind, you could set yourself mini goals as part of your new alternative exercise regime. That way, you’ll heighten your incentive to complete each workout. And with each training session, you may become closer to full recovery.
A sports injury isn’t fun for anyone. But with the right techniques, you can recover effectively. With these tips, you could enhance the likelihood of this.
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