“How Injured Active Adults and Athletes Can Get Out of Pain and Back to Doing What They Love”
If you have suffered a Sports Injury, it can be very tempting to pass it off as “nothing serious” and simply “put up with it” carrying on as best you can.
Or, it can be very easy to get disheartened and end up feeling “stuck”, wondering if you’ll ever be able to get back to playing a sport or keeping active like you used to…
If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone - we see people going through this all the time. In fact, we specialize in helping active people who are dealing with sports and workout injuries here at Empower Physical Therapy and Wellness.
And one of the most common questions people suffering with a sports injury ask themselves is:
“It’s Been Months Now - So Why am I STILL Suffering With an Injury That’s Stopping Me From Working Out and Playing My Favorite Sport?”...
Most people think that when they get a Sports Injury it’ll get better with a few days rest, and that they’ll be able to return to their sport or exercise again, quickly. But then when they go back to exercise again they’re still not at 100%. Or worse, they get re-injured with the same or different type of injury! Often when you rest there is little if any pain - but as soon as you start up again, it comes back and no matter how much rest you give it - it doesn’t seem to be improving.
Does that sound like you?
Another scenario we see all the time in our P.T. Clinic is when people go to the Doctors, and the Doctor tells them they need to take a break, rest, wear a brace and “try these painkillers” to “see how it goes”. But then 4 weeks later they end up going back to the same Doctor again because the injury hasn’t got any better, only to be given MORE rest, and ANOTHER prescription of even stronger pills.
Or you go to your coach or trainer and they give you treatment and exercise that doesn’t really take care of the real problem. It feels good temporarily, but the truth is they aren’t properly trained to diagnose (and therefore, properly treat) the REAL PROBLEM (and it’s not their fault, as they are normally treating a whole TEAM at the same time and therefore are not able provide proper care).
The problem is that when it comes to sports injuries - ankle sprains, runner's knee, hamstring strains, etc., - complete rest is rarely the best advice.
So maybe you’re confused and frustrated because you been told different things, by different people. Maybe you think you have a knee problem - but it’s actually the hip where the problem came from?
Sports injuries can be very confusing because more often than not, where the pain is coming from, isn’t actually the area that needs to be fixed and worked on and if you rest for too long - other parts of the body become just as, if not more problematic!
This confusion over “resting” often leads people to continue to procrastinate and put off making a decision about what to do to help fix their injury and return back to exercise. Worse, many people just end up accepting ‘their days of being active are over’ - as if it’s normal, as if it ‘has’ to be that way.
Is This How You Feel Too?
If You’re Currently Living With a Sports Injury, Here are 7 Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:
If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call with one of our Physical Therapists at our Chino Hills Clinic, to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work - you are closer to finding the thing that does!
Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complementary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the best decision about what to do next.
“What Can I Do To Get Rid Of My Pain Quickly?”...
Here's 4 things you can do:
If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Empower P.T. and Wellness can help you return to being active as quickly and safely as possible, we invite you to start with a complimentary, no-obligation, risk-free appointment:
Note: At your Discovery Session you’ll meet 1-on-1 with one of our expert PTs. We’ll assess and help you understand the root cause of your pain. If we’re a good fit, we’ll discuss the best next steps. If we’re not, we’ll do everything we can to direct you towards a solution.
So the next question is:
“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at Empower Physical Therapy and Wellness Help You Get Rid of Your Pain - In The Next Few Days?”
Here’s just a few of the things our Physical Therapy Team can do for you:
Basically, we can help you get back to living life, free from pain!
If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have in our clinic just click the button below and complete the short form:
See how Empower Physical Therapy and Wellness Has Changed the Lives of People Just Like You...
Find out how people just like you, came to Empower PT and Wellness - and left happier and much healthier!
Mid 50's, Chino Hills
To have an injury where I was not able to walk like I did before was huge. But from the first day that I walked in the patient, the time and patience that they gave me, the orientation that Doctor Carlo took to sit with me to find out what it is I needed, made a huge difference.
Early 40's Chino Hills
I realized that for some problems you need a physical therapist. not a general practitioner. I love my general practitioner but I just think it's important to find the right person for the right job. Physical therapy is far better than any medication they're going to put you on.
I liked how the employees were really welcoming towards me and how they made me feel really comforted and at home and they understood from my viewpoint, and they wanted to help me, like they were invested in my health. I improved immensely after just a couple of weeks.