Sports injuries can be devastating to athletes, whose first thought is often how the injury will affect their ability to participate in their sport of choice. Regardless of how healthy you are, recovering from a sports injury takes time, and many people aren’t prepared to give up their sport for the required period. While it’s vital to give the injured body part the chance to heal fully, there are a few things you can do to help your body speed up the process. Bemer© therapy can also help.
What is a Sports Injury?
A sports injury or trauma is when you lose bodily function or structure due to overuse, direct impact, or applying force to a body part that it can’t withstand. Common sports injuries come with symptoms such as pain, discomfort, and the inability to use the affected body part.
Some typical injuries are:
- Runner’s knee
- Achilles tendinitis
- Sprained ankles
- Pulled muscles
- Tennis elbow
- Shin splints
- Groin strain
- Lower back pain
Serious falls and impact injuries can result in broken bones, nerve damage, or internal bleeding. These require immediate treatment at an emergency room or an urgent care clinic. For many minor injuries, however, home remedies can provide effective healing.
Treating a Sports Injury
The length of time it takes to recover from a minor sports injury depends on how well you take care of it. Traditional treatments are known to perform relatively well, although most of them don’t offer quick healing. The most common ones are:
Cold therapies such as ice baths, cryotherapy, and ice packs are some of the most common ways to treat a sports injury. Combined under the heading of RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) is popular for treating mild to moderate injuries such as sprains, strains, and bruises.
Heat therapies work by improving circulation and blood flow to a particular area. Raising the temperature of the affected body part even a little can reduce discomfort and improve flexibility. Heat therapy helps loosen and provide relief to muscles while promoting the healing of damaged tissue.
Various forms of massage encourage circulatory movement and relax the muscles. This therapy helps the body push more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, which allows the injured area(s) to become more flexible and rehabilitate faster.
By now, you probably see the pattern—improved blood circulation = reduced pain and discomfort caused by a sports injury. That makes it no surprise to find that this theory is the basis for bath therapy too.
Hot water, which causes the vasodilation of blood vessels in the affected limb or body, is followed by cold water, which causes the lymph vessels to expand. The use of floating and bath salts is also ideal for post-training recovery and puts paid to any pain or discomfort.
Compression therapy is another notch in the circulation belt because, when done correctly, it aids with improving blood and fluid circulation and can help prevent lymph fluids from building up. These fluids need to flow perfectly to help transport waste from the body’s cells and tissues. This kind of therapy also helps get oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injury to fuel the cells and tissue for improved healing.
Ever wonder how a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy supports our body? Local and targeted PEMF therapy directly stimulates electrical activity within the muscle tissues or “the field” of interaction. Bio electromagnetic energy regulation (BEMER) offers a way to “charge your cells” When your cells are charged, they can provide the highest level of functionality to you, supporting your optimal performance and expedited recovery. BEMER works in concert with your body, enhancing the vitality within.
Healing a sports injury takes time, but there are a number of steps you can take to help it on the way. All have benefits, but Bemer© therapy offers very promising results for treating symptoms, addressing the underlying cause, and ultimately bringing you relief.
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