When recovering from an injury, sitting still and waiting for the healing process to run its course can be tempting. If your doctor has cleared you to exercise, staying active is essential to recovery.
At the Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson in Nevada, we have highly experienced orthopedic surgeons who offer holistic solutions if you are dealing with injuries, arthritis, or have recently undergone surgery.
We provide physical therapy that can help restore musculoskeletal function, alleviate pain, and decrease the risk of re-injury.
Working out can actually reduce pain, strengthen muscles around an injury site, and speed up recovery. But it can be tricky to know how to exercise safely while healing. Here’s what you need to know.
Taking it slow and steady
Take things slow and easy when recovering from an injury. Pushing through pain or discomfort during the recovery process can worsen your injury, resulting in a longer and more difficult healing process overall.
Returning to physical activity too quickly can increase your risk of re-injury, which can set your progress back even further.
Take the time to rest and recover so your body can focus on healing itself, which helps speed up recovery and gets you back to full strength faster.
While it can be tempting to push through the discomfort and get back to your usual routine as quickly as possible, taking things slow and easy during recovery is ultimately the best way to ensure a complete recovery.
Adapting your workout routines
Adapt your workout routine during injury recovery. This allows you to gradually return to physical activity without exacerbating your injury. It can also help prevent re-injury by targeting specific areas of weakness or muscle imbalances that may have contributed to the injury in the first place.
Adapting your routine can keep you mentally engaged and motivated during the recovery, making it more likely that you’ll stick with it and see the desired results. Modifying your workout routine to fit your needs and limitations during recovery allows you to come back stronger and healthier than ever.
Working out with a physical therapist
A physical therapist is a trained health care professional who can help you recover from an injury by designing a customized exercise program tailored to your specific needs.
Our experts can evaluate the extent of your injury, identify the areas that need strengthening and stretching, and create an exercise plan to help you achieve your recovery goals.
Physical therapists can also guide you on proper form and technique, ensuring you perform exercises safely and effectively. We monitor your progress and adjust your routine as necessary, helping you get back to your pre-injury level of function.
Our physical therapists can be invaluable in your recovery journey, providing the support you need to heal. Managing an injury can be overwhelming. With our guidance, returning to a healthy workout routine is possible. Remember, healing takes time and patience.
Focus on what you can do to meet your goals and let go of anything else that might burn you out or cause additional strain on your injury. With these tips in mind, we hope you’ll feel more confident on your journey back to health. Call or request an appointment for more information.