For an acute injury, proper pain management followed by a rehabilitation and strengthening program will help to ensure full recovery and prevent your injury reoccurring and will significantly reduce the time it takes for you to return to your sports, recreational or daily living activity.
There are 3 stages of rehabilitation.
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First stage - involves gentle exercise, allowing for the damaged tissue to heal. This stage should not be rushed as it will result in poor quality healing and the site will be prone to re-injury.
Mid stage - involves progressively loading the muscles/tendons/bones or ligaments to develop tensile strength, producing a healed tissue that will be able to withstand the stresses and strains of everyday life and exercise.
Final stage - is where the tissue adapts and is stressed using functional exercises to ensure the body is ready to return to normal function.
Remember - early intervention will get you back to full fitness quicker.
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