Moms don’t have time for injuries. We don’t have time to be on bedrest, take it slow, easy, or even take a break. The household falls apart real quick and everyone (including your husband) feels helpless and acts like the world is falling apart.
But, unfortunately things happen. Either it’s a physical injury that requires a few weeks of healing or it’s minor and still requires a day or two of setback.
Experiencing an injury is an unpleasant experience. Sometimes there isn’t really much that you can do to completely eliminate your chances of ever being injured. Life happens, and unfortunately sometimes accidents come with it. But thankfully, there are steps and nutritional tips that you can take to heal as quickly and effectively as possible. While your body will repair on its own, there are a few steps you can follow to prevent or make the recovery process easier.
And easier is always better for a busy mama!
Seek Medical Assistance
The first step that you need to take when you experience any injury is to seek professional medical assistance. Sometimes you can rest and take the injury in your own hands, but if the pain and injury is severe, medical attention is recommended. Ambulance staff will transport you to accident and emergency and you will be seen by the necessary people straight away. Oftentimes it feels inconvenient or silly to head to the ER, but don’t hesitate. I am guilty of this. In fact, my husband really has to force me to STOP. I’m a constant on the go person. Don’t underestimate the injury.
The worst thing you can do is ignore your symptoms, discomfort, and even mild pain. Your problem will only worsen and be harder to rectify in the long run.
Take Sufficient Time Off Work
Of course I don’t mean quitting motherhood. You know and I know this is impossible. But if you work outside the home, perhaps you can take a few sick days.
If your doctor declares you unfit for work or recommends that you do not work for a set period of time after experiencing an injury, listen to their advice. Work can create various different types of stress on your body and if you head straight back in, you can do yourself harm rather than giving yourself time to relax and recuperate. If you are worried that you won’t be able to cover medical costs or living costs when you are taking time off, contact personal injury attorneys. They will be able to survey your situation. You may find that you are entitled to compensation, which should keep you financially stable throughout your recovery.
Food fuels the body. So the obvious makes sense. The better you fuel your body, the more efficient it will be to recover. Make sure that you are consuming leafy greens and raw fruits and vegetables. In addition, healthy protein and collagen can restore tissues in your body. Remember, you don’t have to get protein from meat. You can find it in many plant based foods too!
Some foods with a high protein content that you might want to incorporate into your diet include tempeh, edamame, lentils, chickpeas, nuts, almonds, spirulina, mycoproteins, chia seeds, and quinoa. Also, try to eat foods that contain plenty of vitamin C. This vitamin helps to maintain the integrity of your bones, skin, muscles, and tendons. It is also an antioxidant that holds anti-inflammatory properties. This will help reduce discomfort caused by inflammation.
It’s important that you take your recovery seriously. No matter how minor an injury may seem, keep these tips in mind.
I understand how easy it is to put your needs last. But in order to mother to your fullest capacity, and run a household, you need to be in top shape. So take care of yourself!