Every person reacts differently to pain. While some can tolerate it and continue with their daily lives, pain can be debilitating to others and it can hinder their daily functions. Managing pain is especially worrisome for people who play sports because it doesn’t let them perform at their highest level.
Getting physical therapy that involves training and strengthening of the body parts where you feel pain can be helpful in providing short term relief. However, as an athlete, if you want to get rid of pain in the long run, you need to understand your pain management options and which ones can improve your athletic performance. Athletes who are in pain seek guidance because they want to get back on track and compete again in their respective sports.
UNDERSTANDING PAIN AND ITS EFFECT ON YOUR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
If you have heard of the motto, “No pain, No Gain,” then you know that pain is an inevitable part of progress. It is an everyday experience for athletes and most of the time pain is synonymous to sports. Most athletes love the challenge of pushing through pain and sometimes success is measured through how each individual athlete is able to overcome pain.
However, pain tolerance differs from person to person. While some can still perform and compete even when they are enduring pain, the effects of pain can be very evident through their performance.
Pain can stop you from experiencing the full range of motion of your muscles.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, your physical performance will also be affected and you will not be able to run, jump, push and pull like you did when you were at 100%.
What we deal with commonly:
Neck pain/neck restrictions
Shoulder pain/frozen shoulder
Knee & Ankle