Recovering from an injury can be a long and drawn out process. For athletes, it can ruin their entire seasonal career. For other people, it can put them out of work for extended periods of time and make everyday life hard. Here at LA Health Solutions, we have extensive experience helping individuals recover from injury. Here are some steps that you can take to recover from injury quickly.

Hot-Cold Contrast

A hot-cold contrast session is a therapy that has several physiological effects that can enhance recovery. You can achieve this by taking a 5-minute shower with 20 seconds cold, 10 seconds hot, ten times through. Utilizing the sauna at your local gym can also help by jumping into a cold shower for 2 minutes after 5-10 minute sauna sessions.

Deep Tissue Work

Deep tissue work helps the body even if you aren’t recovering from an injury. There are many products that are used to help you give yourself a deep tissue massage such as a Rumble Roller for your foot. Also scheduling a deep tissue massage once a month benefits the body’s ability to heal.

Nutrients

Anti-inflammatory supplements are your best friend when you are recovering from an injury. It’s also important to eat foods that heal your body. Vanilla yogurt, lean beef, melon, and tuna are all foods that are known to help the body speed up the healing process.

Topical Treatments

You probably have heard about Icy Hot, but there are lots of supplements that you can buy over the counter that instantly make soreness and injuries lessen in severity such as transdermal magnesium lotion. For a more homeopathic remedy, try applying topical frankincense oil.

If you have sustained an injury and need to see a team of experts, come to LA Health Solutions. We pride ourselves on our multi-disciplinary facility that offers a variety of comprehensive services including pain management, physical therapy, and chiropractic work. The majority of problems that we see in our patients can be treated with the right mix of non-surgical approaches; you do not have to have surgery first to see results.

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