If you are a sportsman and your entire life revolves around your sport, becoming a victim of a sudden sporting accident or injury can be a devastating blow to you. In fact, more than the physical pain you feel from the injury, the mental anguish can drag you down significantly and you can end up severely depressed. This said however, statistically, every sportsman will experience some form of injury in their lifetime and with such a physically driven career, it is almost inevitable that you will experience an injury at some point of your life and it is important that you are well prepared, physically and mentally to deal with it if it does occur.
Avoid unrealistic expectations
If you have obtained an injury, however small, you will need to seek the help of a physiotherapist and allow your injury to heal with time. As a result of your dependence on your sport, you may expect the injury or the wound to heal fast so that you can get back on the field but it is important that you are patient because getting on the field too soon, even if you are feeling much better can make the injury worse and you could jeopardize your career altogether.
It may take many sessions and many months at the prenatal pilates to heal your injury that you thought was a fairly simple injury because unlike a normal person that does not depend on their legs and hands to earn money, your physical health is of utmost importance.
Many people who do not participate in sports might simply take time off from work and stay in bed to let an injury heal on its own. For you, a sportsman, a similar injury may require many months of physical training and therapy. The reason for this is because allowing an injury to heal on its own means it will not heal correctly. Like a severe wound on your hand that will heal with a scar, a tearing your muscle will heal slightly differently. This is why someone who breaks their bone will end up with a limp if they do not get their injury treated by a professional. It does heal completely but it heals wrong and this will jeopardize your ability play the sport. Having an injury may lead to insecurity because you are so dependent on your sport but it is important for you to remain positive and use the time to read about your sport and the different techniques you can try when you are healed.