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Why Should You Be Patient When Dealing with Injury Rehabilitation?

November 10, 2016

 

 

 

Do you find being patient a challenge? Yeah, me too. In life, we are told that we need to be patient. However, this isn’t always easy, especially if you are dealing with an injury.

 

One example of this is my client who has a condition called Frozen Shoulder. They have suffered from this for a long time, which causes them to feel fed up and depressed. So being patient with their recovery time isn’t easy for them. However, patience is necessary when you’re dealing with an injury.

 

 

Not convinced yet?

 

Okay, let’s explore further.Different Injuries That Can Take Time to Heal.

 

As mentioned above, there are many medical conditions and injuries that can take a long time to recover from. Let’s look at my Frozen Shoulder client. They are recovering from a cervical replacement of two vertebrae due to degenerations. My client has been in a neck collar for a long time after the surgery. Due to the neck collar, their neck and shoulder muscles have been immobilised for a few months, which caused the frozen shoulder. And even after physio, they experienced little improvement. So when we discussed the two to three years recovery time, they were disheartened.

 

 

There are many other conditions and injuries that will take a long time for you to recover from, for example:

  • Ankle sprain

  • Muscle tear

  • Tendon tear

  • Shoulder impingements

  • RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)

  • Fracture

This Physioroom.com website lists all the types of injuries you can have and how long they can take to heal.

 

Why Can Injuries Take a Long Time to Heal?

 

For you to understand exactly why injury rehabilitation can take time, I will briefly explain the