Sports injury treatment comes in a variety of forms and athletes are always looking for new ways to get themselves back training and competing as quickly as possible.
Depending on the type of injury, there are many treatments available to athletes, from simple physiotherapy to supplements and even surgery.
The first thing any athlete should do when they get an injury is to immediately stop training or competing and seek treatment. This is important to prevent exacerbating the injury.
The R.I.C.E. method of injury treatment is something any athlete can apply themselves: rest, ice, compression and elevation. If visiting a doctor or specialist isn’t immediately possible then R.I.C.E. injury treatment is the best course of action.
A doctor will be able to offer the best injury treatment by quickly identifying the problem and advising the best course of action for recovery.
To get back into competition quicker, more athletes now also try controversial treatments like herbal remedies and the power of positive thinking through psychological exercises. Although not universally accepted, these methods have been endorsed by some top athletes.