Have you ever received a sports injury? It can be a scary moment. All kinds of questions go through your head: Is it serious? Is this the end of my season or career? Will I ever perform the same way again?
There will be cases where surgery is the route to take because it can restore your muscles, ligaments, and tendons. At Bellevue Bone & Joint Physicians, we have skilled surgeons who specialize in sports medicine around Seattle to get you on the right path to recovery.
It’s important to start your recovery process as soon as possible to get you back on the playing field sooner. Just ask 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
Crabtree tore his Achilles during practice, and immediately went into surgery. Usually, Achilles injuries are considered season-ending. However, having the operation right away gave Crabtree the chance to return for the 2013-2014 football season.
“Surgery was successful and we do not anticipate it will be season-ending for Michael,” said the 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.
The Road to Recovery
After your surgery, the healing process is the most important part of your recovery. “Every day now is a healing day,” as Harbaugh puts it. Physical therapy can help you return the strength and function to your injured area. Patience is the key for a successful recovery. If you push your injury while it is healing, it could further tear your injury, making it worse.
At BBJP, we have skilled physical therapists who can help you get back on the playing field. Be proactive and start your road to recovery as soon as possible. Contact us today!