When we get hurt the first thought that enters the mind after the initial shock of what just happened is how to get back to normal. Who knows what one could desire to return to doing? It might be playing golf, tennis, gardening, or even just simply being able to walk normally. It’s human nature to want to participate in hobbies and activities such as these. What hardly goes through our heads it the fact that there is a possibility that there is more harm than good going on and quickly re-adjusting and putting the trauma immediately behind us. It almost has to be treated like when a chair breaks, the time is taken to put all the pieces back together and glue them on to a perfect fit with a strong brace to hold it together, after that it is either let to air dry or even placed where the is a strong wind blowing like a fan, making sure that everything dries up, and then not really using it for a few days until everything feels comfortable and solid. Overuse injuries happen from additional stress placed on the joints, tissues and even muscles since getting back on the horse as some would say does not fully allow them to recover completely.
This type of problem does not typically happen on older people, children are extremely prone because of their involvement in recreational and organized sports. Osteoarthritis of the knees is common in those over the age of forty-five, Osteo Relief Institute reviews the entire past history of each patient as to the possible causes, every piece of information helps form an accurate diagnosis. Those that are older can be parents of extremely active children or adolescents. A good rule to go by is the ten percent rule, which means that one should increase the training program no more than this number. Watch them and drive to see their games and practices, be over-cautious, and take note when there is a small limp or other abnormality. Doing this could save them from days to months of being at home after the overuse injury has occurred. Accidents happen, especially with sports such as soccer, baseball, and football. We all want to live healthier and have more fruitful elderly years, so by taking the extra couple of weeks to heal correctly, there is a ton more to gain than to lose.
To prevent them use common sense, listen to the doctor. Physical therapy often is needed and be sure to review the amount of time that is advised, it should be fully understood and not be taken lightly. Adopt an easier workout schedule and cross-training with other activities to maintain fitness levels while using proper warm-ups before and after. Use ice for minor pains and anything else the physician recommends. Taking this advice could decrease the odds of developing arthritis later in life, however, there are many other factors that contribute to its formation.