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Treating knee injuries and Getting Back In the Game

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 23, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Treating knee injuries is often an inevitable downside to athletics. Knees perform many functions in our competitive sports and at the same time are vulnerable to injury.

treating knee injuries and getting back in the game

If you are someone who thrives on team sports knee injuries are not only painful but frustrating. Immobilizing your knee limits your activity. Athletes don't enjoy being sedentary, yet continuing to play, with a knee injury, can create bigger problems or even surgery. Knee injury immobilization reduces our independence and the endorphins we enjoy when we exercise. Resting a knee injury often means missing out on the socializing that accompanies team sports.

Your knee injury recovery home regime should follow the acronym P*R*I*C*E: protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation. Protecting your knee with support, shock absorption, and padding will prevent further pain and injury. Alternating cold and hot therapy is also an option.

Knee injuries present a dilemma for athletes. Exercise increases circulation in the body. Circulation in the body promotes healing. When you have a knee injury exercise is contraindicated especially if the impact puts strain on the knee-joint and affected ligaments. Fortunately there are ways to gently exercise without straining a knee injury. There are a variety of chair exercise routines that are challenging and raise your heart rate. If you have water exercise available to you this is another low impact option and our kinesthesiology tape is waterproof. Check with your sports medicine doctor or orthopedic specialist for safe movement options during knee injury recovery.

Make sure to consult with a physician and that your knee is pain-free for twenty-four hours before participating in athletics. 

Our goal is to aid in your recovery, get back in the game and prevent further injury so contact us with questions or to place an order.

Topics: knee injury

    

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