Often, when people sustain a personal injury, they anxiously look forward to the day when they are healed and back to square one. However, sometimes people can rush their body’s natural healing process and they risk reinjuring their body in a manner that can surface either immediately or in years to come.
According to an article in The New York Times, Joseph M. Hart, an athlete trainer who performs clinical research at the University of Virginia, explains that unless the original injury is appropriately treated, it can lead to further injuries to the same joint or other joints in the body. Similarly, the article states that when people sustain an injury to their joints, it is critical to strengthen the surrounding structures that support the injured joint to lessen the risk of reinjury and permanent joint damage. Interestingly, young people are not immune to this: studies indicate that when an adolescent or young adult sustains an injury to the knee, x-ray evidence of arthritis is frequently present within the next ten years. The article advises pursing a tailored, active lifestyle to maintain strength and fitness and ultimately, recover. For instance, if your knee hurts and you are used to running, try something low impact such as going swimming instead. If your back is aching but physical therapy is too intense, you could give yoga a try.
If you have suffered a personal injury from a slip and fall, an car accident, a dog bite, or another incident where you believe another party could be held responsible, please call my office for a free consultation. It is important to ensure that one receives the proper treatment after sustaining an injury. The Law Office of Gloria Seidule is fully prepared to help you assess your injury and make sure that you receive the best treatment that will help you for now and the years to come. We will monitor your treatment all throughout your case and make sure that you get the most out of it.