An overuse injury is defined as the pain that comes about as a result of inflicting repetitive strain on your bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Overuse injuries are most common with sports and exercise enthusiasts.
While the benefits of sports and exercise cannot be downplayed, you must exercise restraint on the limits you put your body through. Whenever you have issues such as hamstring muscle strain, shoulder dislocation, wrist fracture, and ankle sprains, you should seek medical attention. Physical therapy at Absolute Physical Therapy & Fitness in Houston will not only help you cope with your pain but will also ensure that you get in shape in no time.
The techniques we use to Prevent Overuse Injuries
We make use of the physical therapy approach to treat any pain or dysfunction that you have. We use both a science-based and loving and caring approach to ensure that you get well quickly. Some of the scientific methods we use include electrical stimulation and hot & cold therapy. These physical therapy remedies ensure that your injuries are remedied before they escalate.
The main cause of overuse injuries is people’s lack of knowledge on how to treat their injuries. Most people opt to continue exercising through their pain. As such, they end up gravitating to the extent of their injuries. At Absolute Physical Therapy and Fitness, we provide our clients with pointers that help them avoid incurring overuse injuries. They include:
- Increasing the intensity of training gradually rather than rapidly. Strive to increase the intensity of your training program by at most 10% weekly.
- Ensure there are a warm-up and warm-down in every exercise you undertake
- Change your running shoes at every 500 miles.
- Try out different sports. Taking part exclusively in one sport may make you prone to injuries.
Supervision of injured parts
Proper maintenance of the injured parts is vital to a quick recovery. As such, we keenly monitor the progress of the injuries of patients and advise them on the amount of strain they can put on them. We also encourage them to frequently interact with other people in the treatment regimen because there are psychological healing benefits to it.