When can I return to sports after I have sustained an injury?

SportsIt always seems as though you hear on the news that an athlete has sustained an injury and then in no time they are back on the field! It is important to keep in mind that professional athletes are typically in excellent condition physically. Being in excellent physical condition can decrease how severe an injury is, and it can also expedite injury recovery. Athletes also receive treatment for their injury immediately. Whenever an athlete goes down on the field, a medical team rushes to them immediately. Many patients tend to "wait for it to go away on its own," and this delays the healing process. Professional athletes are also dedicated to their recovery process, and they work extremely hard at rehabilitating their injury.

Remember, each individual is different! Returning to sports depends on the type of injury, the severity of the injury, age, physical condition of the individual who sustained the injury, how quickly the individual began treatment, what the treatment consisted of, how committed the patient is to their rehabilitation, and the patient’s attitude and beliefs towards recovery! While that might sound overwhelming, at Castle Pines and Cherry Creek Physical Therapy you’ll find a team of experts ready to walk you through the recovery process. Dial 303-805-5156 to schedule an evaluation.

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Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC