Staying Active While Injured
When recovering from injury, either minor or the kind that requires surgery, a fast recovery is probably at the top of your mind. No one wants to be trapped in doors or stuck in a bed especially after a cold winter. Staying active during your recovery can help with the healing process both physically and mentally.
But how can you stay active when you’re recovering from injury? It depends on the type of injury that you are recovering from that dictates what type of activities and exercise when can do and how much you can tolerate. Some key factors to consider are the severity of the injury, the location of the injury, pre-injury fitness level and of course your individual attitude towards recovery and fitness.
The benefit of being active in some forms of exercise is often recommended as part of the recovery. Low impact exercise sessions and activities such as walking, swimming or cycling can vastly improve recovery time and maintain your fitness level when recovering. Again, the level of activity depends on the factors involved in the injury, so be sure to consult your doctor to see what options are available in terms of exercise and activity.
As tempting as it can be to rush through recovery, patience is best recommended. Let your body do the healing and don’t push yourself until you feel healed and are ready to take on the bigger challenge. To help with your activity during recovery keep these tips in mind:
- Enlist help; having someone to help you out during recovery is vital and if movement is restricted than having someone help out is key to the recovery.
- Create a plan; have a plan in place with a schedule and some recovery goals to help track progress and meet certain criteria.
- Medical assistance; ensure that your doctor is aware of what your recovery and goals are and what the medical recommendations behind can be.
- Be prepared to fail; mentally you may think that you are ready to hit the gym but physically you won’t be so don’t take it personal and stay motivated.
No matter the injury, sports related, accidental or even work related, we here at Core Optimum Health are more than happy to help you with you recovery. Have you been looking for a chiropractor in the Mississauga area? Call us now to book your appointment and see how we can help you recover from injury and be active during recovery.