How can you take all the obstacles, fear, and anxiety you can out of your recovery and be a surgical success?.....PREPARE FOR IT !
Wouldn't you want to be certain that you are not waiting too long, or rushing into surgery before you are physically and emotionally ready? You and your family should be ADEQUATELY prepared to make the journey an ultimate SUCCESS and with the right guide, a Physical Therapist.
It is critical that you prepare yourself BEFORE, trust me you do not want to have to troubleshoot scenarios or not have the assistance you need when you are in pain, on medications and physically compromised.
You have probably seen people walking around with a big clunky straight leg brace or a hinged knee brace. Or seen many professional athletes wearing them. They even make it now mandatory for linemen in football to wear these sports ACL braces- on BOTH legs to try to prevent this injury……..
Many of my ACL patients report how surprised they are by how often people approach them in their ACL brace, offer up their own ACL stories, advice (for better or worse) and that it seems “that everyone has this injury and surgery”.
Strength vs. Flexibility: How to Solve Shoulder Pain in Overhead Athletes, Swimmers, Surfers & For People that Just Put Serious Mileage on Their Shoulders.
We tend to think that we need to just keep stretching and pushing for movement when we are stiff, tight or hurt. People tend to focus on working on their “flexibility or mobility” to unstick their stiff joints or tight muscles. They often experience snap, crackles, and pops in their joints as they move. This can be alarming and make you wonder if this is the start of a serious injury.
Counter to what you may think……
What is the one pain you do not want to brush aside and ignore? What is the one pain that is a warning sign that there is an underlying problem festering and will eventually result in a serious limitation, injury and even surgery?
At Perseverance Physical Therapy & Pilates we help people aged 40+ stay fit, active and overcome mobility loss to be able to live the life they love without fear, limitation and depending on painkillers or procedures.
Yvonne A. Castillo, MSPT, DPT, CPT