Don’t Let Sports Training Lead to Untreated Injuries

Kids, teens, and adults are active in Austin playing varies sports: volleyball, soccer, tennis, running, swimming, etc.  Taking part in multi-sport training involves the use of different muscle groups, meaning that you put stress on more areas than usual and risk more types of injuries.

Training for a triathlon, with the running, swimming and cycling, is a good example of multi-sport training that can put athletes at risk of multiple injuries. The different elements involved in the sport puts stress on multiple areas of the body, including muscles joints and tendons, and can cause repetitive microtrauma.

The Importance of Treating Sports Injuries Early

Pain is your body’s way of letting you know that something’s not right, and ignoring it is the worst thing you could do as an athlete. It’s essential that you get any pain or injuries checked and treated before they get worse.

You might consider an injury to be minor, but as you continue to train and practice, adding more volume and more intensity to your training sessions, you’re likely to exacerbate the trauma. By ignoring a sports injury because you don’t want to take time out of your training, you could actually be increasing the injury recovery time.

Treatment of Sport Injuries

Dr. Amanda Massey at Infinity Wellness Center always like to get her athletes back to doing what they like to do, so for her it’s not simply fixing the injury, it’s about correcting the underlying cause to make sure you are training right and injury free.

While home remedies such as R.I.C.E (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) are useful as an immediate first aid measure, it’s important to work with a sports injury specialist like Dr. Massey in Austin to successfully treat the issue in the long term.

Some therapies that might help include fascial therapy, cold laser therapy, medical massage, and chiropractic care.  Read more about our sport injury treatments in our article “We Now Specialize in Treating and Preventing Sports Injuries”.

It’s important to remember that many game-changing injuries can be prevented if you get that twinge or concern checked out as soon as you notice it. Don’t let a minor injury turn into something major.

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