Physical therapy absolutely speeds up and improves your recovery. You see this clearly in the difference between professional and recreational athletes. Injuries that might sideline a weekend warrior for weeks while recovering may only take half the time with a professional athlete. This is largely because they get immediate medical treatment, including thorough physical therapy.
You see faster recoveries with physical therapy in many situations. The treatment rehabilitates your limbs over time so that they build up strength, improve their range of motion, and generally restore their function. The sooner this happens, the more effective and quickly it works. Otherwise you’re left waiting for the injury to heal as best it can on its own, and then trying to rebuild the muscle strength you need to walk or move around correctly. If you’re struggling with a lower limb injury, don’t just wait for it to get better. Take an active role in healing it through physical therapy. Dr. Darren Silvester and our team at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic will help. Just call (830) 569-3338 to make an appointment.