Taking Care of an Ill Loved One

Tips For Recovering From Common Sports Injuries

If you play sports, you risk injury. If you should suffer injury, you will need to recover as quickly as possible in order to continue getting better at your respective sport and be able to help your team again. Here are some tips for recovering from common sports injuries so that you can get back on the court, field, or strip as soon as possible.

1. Sprained Ankle

One common injury that you might suffer while playing sports is a sprained ankle. Sprained ankles are both painful and inconvenient because they hinder how easily you can move around, not just while playing your respective sport but in your day-to-day life. You want to be able to make sure that you regain your full range of motion so that, when your ankle does finally recover enough so that you can put weight on it, it is not stiff. In order to help ensure that you get your full range of motion back, fill up your bathtub with warm water once a night. Then, place the afflicted ankle in the tub. Sit on the side of the tub and set a timer for five to ten minutes. Then, spend that entire time writing each individual letter of the alphabet in the water with your foot.

This will allow you to hit all of the different motions that your ankle needs to go through and will help you strengthen your ankle as you heal.

2. Heel Spurs

In order to reduce the effects of your heel spurs, you need to take a golf ball and place it on the floor. Then, put the ball of the afflicted foot on top of the golf ball. Hold the wall for support to make sure that you don't lose your balance. Then, start rolling your foot over the golf ball, putting enough pressure on the ball to make sure that you are massaging your foot. If the golf ball is hurting your foot, you could take a water bottle and fill it eighty percent of the way up. Then, put it in the freezer. When the water bottle has frozen solid, put it on the ground and roll your foot over it in the same way that you would use the golf ball. Even a rolling pin will work well.

This will help strengthen your foot and make your heel spurs less painful. Talk to a physical therapist that specializes in deep tissue massage if the issue is not being addressed by these home techniques.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in sports medicine, such as Rainbow Pediatrics.