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Best Tips for Successful Injury Recovery

Looking for a way to have fun playing your favorite sports? Check out the Dallas Sport & Social Club! You can participate in softball, sand volleyball, and kickball, to name a few of the options they offer. Recreational sports can be part of a healthy lifestyle, but keep in mind that the risk of being injured accompanies any physical activity. When that happens, it’s important to take the right steps for a complete injury recovery.

Best Tips for Successful Injury RecoveryA key component for preventing long-term complications is managing your recovery, especially with regard to ankle sprains. Here at Dallas Podiatry Works, we want you to avoid developing chronic pain or instability or being susceptible to future injuries. With that in mind, these do-at-home tips can help you recover successfully and fully from an injury:

  • Protection. Resting your injured area is the start to your recovery process. Your body plays an integral role in healing itself, but it needs time to do so. If you are continuing to push your body at this time, you risk causing further damage.
  • Movement. After spending a day or two of rest, you should gradually begin measures to resume a full range of motion. This is achieved with gentle stretching (which also helps prevent scar tissue) and simple movements. When we look at an ankle sprain, this can be as basic as slowly rotating your foot.
  • Strength. After the swelling has subsided and you have restored range of motion in the affected joint, you should start to rebuild your strength. It is essential that you begin doing so at a low level of intensity and gradually progress from there. A good rule of thumb is a 10% increase per week.
  • Alternate activities. In order to promote a thorough, effective healing process, incorporate exercises and activities that do not strain the affected area. Slowly build up your endurance and levels of frequency and duration over time.

When you sustain an ankle or foot injury, your road to successful recovery starts by enlisting the help of our foot and ankle experts at Dallas Podiatry Works. Our caring professionals not only ensure that you receive effective treatment to address the injury now, but we will also set you up to prevent future complications. Schedule an appointment at either our Dallas or Plano, TX offices by calling toll-free 972.566.7474, or use our online form to get the help you need today!

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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