Introduction to Treatment For Sports Injuries
What do you think is the quickest way that sidelines a good player? Well, it is sports injuries. Sports injuries refer to the kinds of injuries that occur while playing sports. Sports injuries are really agonizing and no matter which sport you play, the treatment and time required to recover from an injury can vary depending on the severity of the sports injury. It largely depends on if the injury an acute or a chronic concern.
If a sports injury is causing you severe pain, numbness, swelling, if you cannot put weight on it, and if there is any joint abnormality, you need to seek the treatment immediately. Let us now delve deep into the effective sports injury treatments that can help you regain the confidence as a sportsperson:
Massage or Active Release Technique (ART)
ART or Active Release Technique is a safe and easy way to heal quickly if you’ve suffered from a muscle, fascia, or ligamentous sports injuries. Some common forms of these injuries are muscle strains, plantar fasciitis, or a sprained ankle. The best part about Active Release Technique is that your injury heals usually within one treatment session. So what do you think, is ART right for you? Can you use this method to get back into the competition form quickly?
Active Release Technique is a therapy that enables athletes to quickly end the pain from injuries and restore their competitive performance levels. ART has a success rate of over 90% and this is why ART is growing in popularity amongst the athletes in all types of sports. With the help of ART , therapeutic measures begin immediately and offer relief. Working with the muscles instead of working against them, ART offers rapid healing and gives excellent outcomes. The area of injury is identified, isolated and targeted that opens up the blood flow and initiates faster healing but also releases any adhesion in the muscle, tendon, or ligament.
Active release technique can also help with entrapped nerves such as carpal tunnel, sciatica, or even thoracic outlet syndrome. It works be releasing the tight muscles and then sliding the nerve relative to the muscle.
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Joint Mobilization is referred to as a manual therapy intervention, which is a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint. After dong a comprehensive analysis of your pain or injury, your physiotherapist uses his or her hands to discern whether a joint requires a manipulation or mobilization. Joints that might need joint manipulation or mobilization include the spine, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle, shoulder, and foot.
Joint manipulation and joint mobilization are the two manual therapy techniques, but there is a difference between the two. But how? Joint manipulation involves a quick, but small thrust to a joint to provide improved mobility and immediate relief in pain. On the other hand, Joint mobilization is a slow movement of a joint in a particular direction. Depending on the situation, your physiotherapist might prefer to mobilize your stiff joint first. However, both Joint Manipulation and Joint Mobilization produce the following effects:
- Relieves pain
- Augments joint movement and mobility
- Diminishes tension in the surrounding muscles.
Regardless of the treatment effects, it is a great sports injury treatment.