4 Ways You Can Speed Up Your Rehabilitation
Nobody likes getting injured. Whether it’s suffered at work, out on the street, playing our favourite sports, or doing a spot of DIY around the house, injuries can be detrimental to our lives in more ways than one. As well as affecting our earning potential, by inhibiting our ability to perform at work, they can prove detrimental to our social and personal lives too.
When you suffer an injury, it’s vital to ensure that you do everything you can to make your rehabilitation as smooth and efficient as possible. Neglecting to do certain things can extend your recovery period, and get in the way of your path back to normality.
Here are just four principles you should adhere to, to ensure your recovery is as speedy as possible:
Stick to Your Exercise Plan
After you’ve suffered an injury, your doctor may issue you with an exercise plan to prevent the joints around the injured area becoming stiff. For example, if you’ve suffered an elbow injury, and your arm is in a sling for long periods, they may suggest performing wrist or shoulder exercises to prevent further immobility and pain. Always do your best to stick to this regime, so that you don’t compound your injury by allowing the surrounding areas to become stiff.
Maintain a Positive Attitude
It may sound a little strange, but staying positive is half the fight when recovering from an injury. Allowing yourself to succumb to feelings of negativity can have a serious impact on your well-being, and stretch the process out. Having a can-do attitude towards life can make a big difference to the rate at which you recover.
When you’re at home, don’t try to push yourself too hard, too quickly. Leave the housework to someone else, or get a friend or family member to come around and help you. If there are DIY issues, don’t take the time off as a sign that you should be doing repairs. Make sure you are well-rested, as this will enable your body to recuperate and heal faster. We know that it can be tempting to try and return to work as soon as possible, but doing so may exacerbate your injury, and result in you taking even more time off. Ensure before you go back to work that you are definitely ready, and fully healed. Don’t feel guilty about taking time off, and don’t give in to peer pressure. Your health should always come first.
Ensure You Have Sufficient Medication
Having the right medication is vital when recuperating from a painful injury. Pain relief can often help us to stay positive, and allow us to shift our focus from the pain onto something else. Your doctor will usually talk to you about prescription medication after treating your injury. But, if you feel like your prescribed medicine isn’t doing the job, or making you feel unwell, call them up and speak to them. They may be able to offer an alternative.
This article is written by Susan who has recently been prescribed Tramadol pain relief medication by her doctor after sustaining a near fatal injury at work. In her free time, Susan loves to spend time with her boyfriend as much as she can.