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Announcement: What Do you Need to Do for Sports Injury Rehabilitation?

Before the world cup soccer started Wayne Rooney had injured his leg and had to race against time to be fit to play crucial world cup games for his country.

Sports injury is something that has become part and parcel of a sportsman’s life. With the amount of sports that is being played and due to its increasing competitiveness, athletes have also slowly started accepting the fact that sports injury is something that is inevitable.

Sports injury rehabilitation must be undertaken by a sportsperson in the proper way to be free from any kind of injury. Rehabilitation is also a must not only to help a person to be able to play, but also to do his daily work properly.

A person can injure different body parts due to playing sports regularly. Almost all major sportsperson in the world these days have their own personal trainer and physiotherapist to help them deal with sports injury and sports injury rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation is the process of restoring a person to his original agility in using various body parts to participate in sports and also to conduct his day to day activities on a regular basis. Accidents and injuries of any kind freaky or otherwise must be attended to in time or the condition can get out of hand.

To heal any kind of physical injury you need undertake rehabilitation.

Physical training and exercise are a vital part of any kind of sports injury rehabilitation. The treatment process of any injury requires consists of many factors. Medicine, surgery and other treatment process can be undertaken for treating any physical injury.

Always make sure that the physical injury therapist from whom you are seeking treatment for any injury is professionally qualified.

Different injury needs different types of treatment procedure. No two physical injuries can be healed in the same way. Suppose you are suffering from a physical injury in the elbow, the therapist will examine your elbow and then determine treatment methods accordingly.

Sports injury rehabilitation exercises for elbow injury will contain lots of exercises that will concentrate purely on helping you move and work your elbow properly.

Sports injury can happen to any athlete at any time. If you are an athlete who is constantly involved in playing you must make sure that you always have a first aid kit containing everything at your disposal.

Administering proper first aid to any injury victim can go a long way in helping out that person to be free of a complicated health condition in future. Nonetheless make sure that you do not move or touch the injured person improperly if you are not sure how to handle an injury. Call the doctor immediately as he is the best person to help you out of such a situation.

The sports injury rehabilitation phase is very crucial for the successful treatment of any physical injury. In fact this is the most crucial phase of the entire treatment procedure.

The improper rehabilitation procedure can lead to a condition where the injured person can end up encountering additional health problems.

Properly follow the entire exercise and diet plan mapped out by your physio. The diet and exercise regime is made by your therapist keeping in mind your body type and the kind of injury you are suffering form.

So it becomes all the more important to religiously follow whatever the therapist prescribes for you.

Neal Mesnick

Brought to you by North Fulton Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

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  • bdb4269 February 8, 2010, 2:52 pm

    What kind of doctor is it that deals with sports/joint/tendon/muscle injury/rehabilitation?
    To be more specific, I want to see a specialist, about a carpal tunnel/RSI (Repetative Stress Injury) related injury.

    I was thinking that Orthapedic, would be the type I am looking for, but when looking at the list of specialty types in my insurances list of perticipating providors, I only see Orthapedic Surgeon. No orthapedic non-surgeons, and I doubt I need surgery.
    FYI: My insurance does not require referalls to see a specialist. So I dont need to goto my PCP first.

  • Alexander G February 8, 2010, 7:54 pm

    You need an orthopedic surgeon. They don’t always recommend surgery. Find one who knows about RSI.
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  • mlgable February 8, 2010, 7:56 pm

    For carpel tunnel you need to see a doc that specailizes in in hand and joints. You will find them in the yellow pages. If looking by insurance then an orthopedic doc is the one who deals with this.
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  • Lizzy-tish February 8, 2010, 7:58 pm

    A sports medicine doctor may be your best bet first , he/she can decide if you need to see a specialist.

    I do know chiropractors deal with carpal tunnel as well.
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  • LittleItalianInMe February 8, 2010, 8:00 pm

    Well first of all you need to see your PCP (regular doctor) to get a referral to a specialist. Most likely he/she will refer you to an orthopedic surgeon. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need surgery. The specialist will then take you through some steps like physical therapy, prescribed steroids, cortizone shots, and as a last result, surgery. Surgery is always the last resort because if the condition can be improved through another method, there is no need for surgery. Doesn’t matter who you think you need to see. The doctor will put you on the right path to recovery. Trust them. FYI my carpal tunnel improved greatly after steriods and physical therapy.
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  • Rockford February 8, 2010, 8:02 pm

    If you think there is nerve damage, a neurologist might be the guy to go to and do nerve conduction tests on you.
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  • scardinals8 February 8, 2010, 8:04 pm

    First start with an orthopedic surgeon possible one that specializes in hand injuries…then let he or she decide what to do next…dealing with an injury is a multistep process…definitely see a surgeon for now
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