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The Magic Sponge
Gone are the days where “old Bob” runs onto the pitch with a bucket and sponge and dabs dirty cold water onto a broken leg saying something along the lines of “you’ll be reyt, nah gerrup”.
The majik sponge is a new initiative from Fixyou therapy.co.uk aimed purely at sports lovers at all levels. We aim to help you with sporting injuries, offering advice to help you carry on playing the sports you love. Over the coming months we will be adding advice and guides to help you through the harder times of injury.
Not all injuries are as bad as you first might think. You can still compete with some minor injuries, and there are measures that can be taken to either decrease the pain and/or reduce the instability. There are both quick fixes and more long term solutions.
Usually with injury there is pain present. Whether it has come on suddenly or it has developed slowly over time. The pain can be over whelming at times which can cloud judgment and leave you thinking the worse.
There are measures to deal with injuries nowadays. So not all is lost.
Reduce the swelling as much as you can as soon as the injury has occurred.
You may have heard of R.I.C.E or P.R.I.C.E before. They are widely used in the world of sports injuries. The acronyms stand for:
The aim of applying PRICE to an injury is to reduce pain and swelling. Insert article. While the body relies on swelling and pain to prevent further damage to the injury it can also hinder some injuries. Insert Article.
However large amount of swelling can prevent health professionals determine exactly what the injury actually is. This makes the process of diagnosis long and drawn out. Which can add weeks onto your recovery process.
Swelling can also mask instability of a joint where a ligament could be damaged.
It is best if not imperative to go and see a health professional to see what has happened and what went wrong. Either way , the health professional will be able to point you in the right direction, either along a course of treatment with them selves or they can easily refer you to the correct person to deal with the injury.
Some websites offer advice on self diagnosis but the right health professionals have gone through years of training and gained valuable experience in their respective fields.
The correct health professional will also know the best ways to rehabilitate you properly. They will know techniques that cannot be taught or learned on the Internet.
If they are unable to deal with the injury they will know how to and who to refer you to to get you on the correct path to recovery.