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Finding The Perfect Moment For Activities After Injury

by Oct 29, 2016Positive Recovery1 comment

One question I recently got was “when can you start activities after injury?”. It’s a common question that is very important as it can make or break your future enjoyment of whatever it is you’re asking about. Whether you have a broken ankle, shoulder or wrist, it’s not easy to immediately go back to your normal activities after recovery. There are many factors to consider to make sure you have the best recovery for your body. As for me, I have a two-pointer guide to help me and my clients.

Today, I’m sharing four important things to find the perfect moment to start your activities after your recovery. This can help you decide, as each moment is different for everyone.

#1 Check where you are in your recovery

Before you move forward, it is important that you actually know where you are. How is your fracture? Are you recovering faster or slower? Has it just been days or months? You can easily determine what stage you are right now.

There are some activities you can do earlier in the recovery than others.

A really good example of this is swimming versus running or even walking. After an ankle or leg injury, you can start going to the pool a lot earlier than you can start hitting the trails again.

Finding The Perfect Moment For Activities After Injury

#2 Ask yourself if the activity will hurt your progress

One of the most important questions I always ask myself before starting an activity is this:

  1. Can this activity hurt my progress?
  2. Can this activity hurt my recovery?

There may be times when you do not know where you are in your recovery but you have to determine if your activity will have consequences. If you go into it too fast, you might be causing problems in the future. It’s often tempting to prove to yourself that you’re fine, or that a simple fracture won’t keep you from your regular routines, it’s a fine line between benefitting from this and causing yourself damage. I know many people who forced their bodies to do things, only to experience problems in the future. It may not be in the upcoming months but five or ten years from now. Every time you want to do something, consider these questions. Some serious injuries will take longer than what you expected.

Every injury is different so even if you’ve gone through it before, just because it took you two months before to do an activity does not mean your next injury will have the same timeline. So be honest with yourself and keep your ego in check.

#3 Know when to risk it

There are moments in your recovery when you may want to take a risk. So if you think that your activity will not hurt your progress and you can no longer wait another week, then go do it! You are working with your body and you can determine how it will run for the rest of your life. But if you’re having doubts, better to play it safe and just wait.

Patience in recovery is important for you to get the best results possible!

No need to rush things if you’re sacrificing your future activities. Think about it. It’s better to wait for another month than suffer in the next 20 or 30 years.

Finding The Perfect Moment For Activities After Injury

#4 Check with your PT or coach

If you’re still unsure when to start doing new activities, then consider asking for guidance. Sometimes your emotions cloud your judgment and being in recovery can certainly be an emotional stage. Working with someone who is familiar with your situation and has the experience to provide you with advice based on what is actually happening, rather than what you feel, can be a huge help.

If you’d like to chat more about this and discuss how I can help you get back to your favorite activities sooner than you can imagine right now, click the button below to schedule a call with me.

1 Comment

  1. Shrey Deep

    I was regularly attending swimming before ankle injury or bimalleolur ankle fracture on 02.03.17, and was operated on 03.03.17 .I have started with my pool exercises along with swimming and it had helped me a lot to increase the flexibility and mobility i just wanted to have your suggestion whether to continue with the pool exercises or not.

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