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There are many different sports injuries, ranging from Achilles tendinitis to torn ligaments. Each injury, to some extent, requires its own treatment approach. However, there are a few treatment tips that you should find helpful regardless of the specific sports injury you've developed.
1. See a specialist sooner.
Many athletes develop an injury and spend some time thinking and hoping it might heal on its own before seeking medical care. But this is often just prolonging the inevitable. The sooner you start treating a sports injury, the better. Therefore, see a doctor who specializes in sports medicine or orthopedics as soon as you're pretty sure you're injured.
RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. You'll hear doctors and physical therapists advising their patients to RICE all of the time. This method is incredibly effective for almost any sports injury. All of the steps work together to reduce inflammation, which in turn helps ease pain and promote faster healing.
Rest means to take a break from sports and any physical activity that might stress the injured area. Ice means applying ice, or a cold compress to the area. Compression means applying pressure to the area, perhaps via a compression bandage. Lastly, elevation means raising the injured area above the level of your heart for an extended period of time.
3. Think about what caused it.
If you don't want an injury to perpetuate, and you don't want the same injury to occur again, then you need to think about what caused the injury so you can make some changes. For example, if you have shin splints, you may find that they were caused by running on really hard surfaces. As such, you should switch to running on softer surfaces to prevent the shin splints from coming back again. Your doctor and other athletes in your sport can help you think about the factors that may have caused your injury.
4. Take your time coming back to it.
You probably can't wait to be active again, but returning to sports too soon after an injury is never a good idea. Take off as much time as your doctor recommends. If it still hurts, take more time off. This will help ensure you're fully healed and prevent future injuries.
Rehabbing a sports injury is never easy. However, if you follow the tips above, you'll be off to a better start. For more information regarding sports injuries, contact a medical service.