Have you ever gone to the doctor for an infection and they recommend you take antibiotics? Sure we all have. It’s the thing we have always been taught to do, right? But what if that’s not how we are supposed to treat an infection? I don’t have an answer for that, I’ve never done my research. But what if there was an alternative to treating an infection? Humans had to have been treating infections way before antibiotics came along. What’s my point? For as long as I remember if something was wrong with you, the answer was go to a doctor. This begs the question if there are alternative ways to treat something, how should you treat your injuries?
I am not here to say doctors are bad. Not at all. Doctors are extremely helpful. But we assume that doctors have all the answers to your problems and are the only ones that can help you. Doctors will treat you the best way they know how. I want to say that again for emphasis: Doctors will treat you the best way they know how. If you google, how do you treat an infection? The first treatment that pops up says “typically with antibiotics.” The article that I found this advice from was written by…a doctor.
One more time, doctors will treat you the best way they know how. Why is this so important to know? If you have an injury or are in pain, you potentially have more than one option. Don’t you find it odd that everyone always recommends seeking a second opinion when something is seriously wrong with you? You could literally have 2 different doctors giving you two different courses of action. That is because one doctor probably does one thing way better and recommends what he does best while the other doctor is really good at another form of treatment that the other doctor isn’t that good at.
Doctors are not the only ones that can help you with your injuries or chronic pain. Did you know that plantars fasciitis can be fixed, not just treated? Doctors wouldn’t want you to think so. They want to stick you in an orthotic and hope it gets better. The majority of people think that is the only way to fix plantars fasciitis. The good news is I can help with that right now. If you do all these exercises your plantars fasciitis will start to get better.
This just doesn’t include your feet. If you find yourself a good personal trainer they can take you out of chronic pain. They can help you with your sciatica, low back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow. With that being said, your personal trainer will treat you the best way they know how to. The same rules apply to doctors that apply to personal trainers or chiropractors, or physical therapists.
How should you treat your injuries? I can’t answer that but knowing that whoever you see for your pain will fix it to the best of their ability. That doesn’t mean it’s the only way or the best way for you. Do your research on the extent of your injury and figure out the right course of action for you.
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