Recovery following a sports injury or surgery can be tedious. The loss of fitness can be frustrating. The best way to deal with the recovery blues is to ease back into exercise with some of the following advice and tips from those who have suffered from orthopedic injuries:
• Getting Off the Couch Is Key
You know your body, and you should be honest about what you can handle following an injury and some downtime. The best approach is to talk to your doctor or a trusted orthopedic specialist who can guide you through the process of recovery. Explain that you want to stay fit and active, and they can assess your needs and abilities. People recovering from injury are able to exercise at the gym and perform useful stretches. Ask about a simple gym routine that you can follow, or light stretching to facilitate flexibility and healing.
• Listen to Your Doctor and Don’t Push It
If your doctor advises you to avoid putting weight on an injured leg, arm, or joint – follow this advice! It’s best not to push yourself to the point of pain. If you’re simply not sure about a movement, ask.
• What You Eat and How You Think Are Important
Good, nutritious food will encourage faster recovery, will give you energy, and will help you stay active during your downtime. It is important to avoid constipating foods, as this is often a side effect of pain medication. Mental health is key, so ensure that you are thinking positively. Scientists have long drawn correlations between positivity and physical healing, so give yourself some love and keep anxiety as far away as possible.
• Get Creative with Your Movement
The fastest way to increase your motivation to exercise is to change up your routine. If you are suffering from an orthopedic injury, you may need to think about adjusting your motions, using machines and weights at the gym differently, or strengthening other parts of the body to avoid the injured area.
If you are dealing with an orthopedic injury, we would love to help you on the road to recovery. Call Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut at 203-775-6205, or visit our website for more information: Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut – http://ctorthopaedic.com/.
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