Are you frustrated or worried about a Sports Injury?
Do you have trouble finishing your usual runs?
Are you unable to join your friends for a round of 18 holes at the local golf course?
Or perhaps you are worried about staying healthy and active because you can’t go cycling anymore without pain?
Sick of wondering if you will ever be able to keep active and mobile so you can… start enjoying your life again?!
It’s easy to think that a recent sports injury may not be that big of a deal and will go away on its own.
Or, maybe you think that its normal for someone who is quite active and fit to have small aches and pains now and then… However, you feel a bit “stuck” and wonder if you will ever be able to continuing playing sports or stay fit like you used to?
If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – we hear from people all the time that they have frustrating sprains, strains and pains from sports and exercise.
In fact, all kinds of sports injuries are A VERY COMMON problem that we see in our physiotherapy clinic in Montreal.
In professional sports, when athletes get injured they start treatment RIGHT AWAY. This is very different from how most people deal with sports injuries who usually decide to “wait and see” how things go.
However, when things don’t really improve, they usually want to know:
In fact, the majority of our clients believe that when they get a sports injury it will go away on its own. Heck, they even think because they are so active and fit that it’s normal to have pain now and then and it will go away.
You hope you will be back to sport in a little while and feel like nothing ever happened in the first place. We know it’s annoying… But usually this isn’t what happens. During rest you are not in much pain… However, as soon as you increase your activities the discomfort comes back no matter how long you rested and often the problem is even worse than before!
If so, we want you to know…
We understand that in many cases folks who visit our Physio Clinic have already been to the doctor and been told to “take a few pills” or “just rest” or “get this brace or support” – then went for a follow-up visit, only to be given MORE rest and stronger medication or a possible referral for an injection or more tests.
They often leave feeling more worried and confused as they were originally told that “things should be ok”. The real problem is that most sports injuries… such as ankle sprains, achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, hamstring strains, runner’s knee, tennis elbow, or shin splints don’t generally get better with total rest.
It’s VERY RARELY the best advice.
It’s super easy to just “take a few pills” or “just rest” and hope you can get back to your sport ASAP – but that’s undermining your long-term health and doing nothing to address the reason why you can’t keep active and mobile without pain in the first place!
What other reasons is my back pain harder to fix?
It’s because it’s super easy to get confused!
It can be frustrating and confusing as you may have been told different things by different people. You may think you have a shoulder injury – but the problem is in the neck. Or, you have a stiff and painful knee – but the problem relates to your foot!
Most sports injuries can be very confusing as it’s common that the site of your pain is not the only area that needs to be fixed. Worse still, if you rest too long you start having other problems too!
This misunderstanding of “resting time” leads people to continue to put off making a decision to properly handle their sports injury. Sadly, many people simply accept that they won’t be able to keep active and mobile anymore… And believe it’s completely normal!
But wait… We can HELP YOU. With the support and guidance from an expert sport physiotherapist – sports injuries don’t have to be hard to manage.
This craziness explains why so many people aged 35+ are dealing with sports injuries longer than they should.
You simply assumed the pain would disappear on its own – but all that happened was the problem never fully resolved and is even getting worse.
You visited the doctor only to be told to “take a few pills” or “just rest” or “get this brace or support” – then when you went back to sport or exercise you had the same annoying pain all over again.
Someone referred you to a physio in the hospital and you were told there is a long wait list, then after waiting ages for the appointment – were simply handed a sheet of exercises and just get in touch if things don’t improve, which didn’t really meet your expectations or get rid of your problem quickly, if at all.
You searched on YouTube for “The Best Exercises For [Insert Sport Injury]” only to realise that nothing really changed, or now it’s actually A LOT WORSE.
A friend, colleague, or family member said: “its common to get these problems at your age” – so you accepted that its completely normal and nothing can be done.
You tried applying ice, heating pads, TENS, braces or supports, but when you got back to sport or exercise the pain returned.
You have seen another Healthcare Professional, or a Physio already, but you didn’t see any real improvement and don’t want to make the same mistake again.
Thought all you needed was “a few sports massages” to help the pain and discomfort, and although it was great and relaxing, it only gave you short term relief without any clear understanding of the real problem or a longer-term fix once you returned to sport or exercise.
You decided to put it off as finances were tight, it was a busy time at work, and you thought it was probably not a big deal anyway – only to realise now that you made a HUGE MISTAKE by not taking care of it earlier as you are now still in pain, concerned about what to do, and its really derailed your life.
If you can relate, we would love to better understand your story to help you decide if our team can provide a solution. Just schedule a call with one of our Physiotherapists at our Montreal Physiotherapy Clinic and see what can be done. There is an excellent chance we can HELP YOU.
Simply request a call back using the contact form below. This is a FREE call to get some additional information about how we have helped others in your situation get back to staying active, fit, and healthy so they can continue to enjoy their lives.
There is no obligation to work with us – although we hope you decide to do so – we simply want to allow you to get to know us better and guide you in making the right decision about what you should do to get better.
Well… Here are a few tips:
Moment of truth here: YOU need to decide to take proper action. Many people we talk to are excellent procrastinators… They bury their head in the sand thinking their foot pain will go away if they ignore it… But months later the problem is still there and deep down they are not happy about it… Most often their foot pain is even worse and they are now even more scared as the swelling isn’t improving and they don’t know what to do. Don’t make this mistake… Get the proper help. The true cost of not fixing your problem right away is always WAY MORE than doing a few weeks of focused treatment with a qualified expert Physio.
Follow an appropriate exercise plan that has been developed by a specialized Physiotherapist who has a clear understanding of your issue. One key component to fixing most foot pain problems is the right series of progressive exercises. Customized exercises given by a Physio will not only tackle your pain and allow you to get mobile – but will ensure your problem is handled so you maximize long term relief… Better yet, you will avoid making your problem even worse like some exercises do without the proper guidance and expertise a Physio can provide.
Refrain from resting too long. Some rest is required to recover form a sports injury. However, too much rest stops you from a speedy return to sport. One of the most common mistakes is that people think they need total rest from sport or exercise to rehab an injury. A key component to recovery is maintaining a certain level of activity, which promotes blood flow – something rest cannot do. This is why most people get stuck dealing with sports injuries. Also, too much rest weakens our body so its even harder to get over many sports related problems. Most of our clients see quick improvement when they are given the right strengthening exercises, in addition to hands-on treatment, so they can keep active, fit and back to sports or exercise often faster than they thought possible.
Seek out effective, “hands-on” Physiotherapy. Physio is a proven way to deal with sports injuries. At Physicentrix we see many types of sports injuries all the time. If your sports injury is affecting your ability to stay active, maintain your independence, or spending quality time with your family and friends – you deserve better! We can help you deal with sports injuries that are keeping you from staying healthy, fit, and having fun again.
If you want more info on how the team at Physicentrix Montreal Physiotherapy Clinic can help you live with less frustration, worry and pain… And get back to feeling awesome again – we invite you to:
*Note: The Discovery Visit is something we offer to people who may be nervous or sceptical about working with us, unsure of the benefits or if it’s a good fit for them. If this sounds like you, then simply apply so that we can understand your story to help you decide if our team can provide a solution.
Keep in mind there is no treatment given during this visit. It’s for you to ask us more questions and for us to confirm whether or not we think we can help you.
If you are still reading it’s important to mention there is encouraging news… The fact you may have tried some of the above already is a GOOD THING as we know what isn’t working, so we can get to the solution faster!
However, we understand it’s important that you feel comfortable and we want to meet your expectations as well. It should be a good fit for everyone!
So… the types of people that get the BEST results with us are those that:
If this sounds good to you… Your next question is most likely:
Here are some things our physio team can do to help with your sports injuries:
Give you specific information and guidance on what is wrong once and for all and start helping you right away… Often in 30mins or less.
Lower your pain and discomfort fast… Usually within a few treatments.
Pain and suffering can lead to stress that limits your energy and ability to enjoy playing sports… We can get you back to playing sports and exercising safely so you can start enjoying your life again!
Make sure your sports injury is fixed and healed properly and provide you with the exact plan and exercises FOR YOU that will optimize your recovery… Often faster than you expect.
Lower your dependence on pain medication that is causing nasty side effects and sacrificing your health long term. Plus, they are not doing anything to properly fix your sports injury anyway.
We can optimize your chances of avoiding intimidating injections or possible risky surgery.
Minimize frequent visits and long waits at the doctor’s office – only to be told to take these “painkillers” or just “rest” again.
One-on-one care with a qualified sports physiotherapist (no assistants or technicians) so you know you have a direct line with the person who has the best knowledge of your recovery plan and can answer any and all questions you have at any moment.
Provide the support and awareness to give you back confidence and hope that you may not have thought possible – plus a great overall experience so you leave completely satisfied and relieved that you didn’t make a bad decision in seeking our help.
Develop a specific plan to help you return to the active, fit lifestyle you crave free from daily, annoying pain that your sports injury has robbed you from until now.
Would you prefer getting an idea of cost and availability at our Physiotherapy Clinic in Montreal before making a decision first? If so, just complete the contact form below to get started: