Positive Action Rehab & Performance

CrossFit in San Antonio

Finding Relief: A CrossFit Athlete’s Guide to Overcoming Pain

CrossFit is an intense and demanding sport that requires a great deal of physical strength, endurance, and flexibility. It’s also a sport that, due to its intense nature, can sometimes lead to injuries or nagging pains. If you’re experiencing discomfort during your workouts, you’re not alone, and more importantly, you don’t have to live with the pain.

Common Pains and Issues in CrossFit

Shoulder Aches and Movements on the Rig

Do you find your shoulders aching after engaging in gymnastic movements on the rig? Kipping pull-ups, bar muscle-ups, and toes-to-bar can all exert a lot of stress on your shoulder joints.

Knee Pain with Squats and Lunges

Pistol squats, lunges, and barbell front squats & cleans can be particularly demanding on your knees. If you’re experiencing knee pain during these exercises, it’s a sign that your body is telling you something isn’t right.

Discomfort in Snatches and Push Jerks

Perhaps barbell snatches and push jerks don’t feel as great as they used to, with stiffness and pain in one shoulder becoming a common complaint.

Lower Back Fears with Deadlifts and Kettlebell Swings

Low back pain is a frequent concern among CrossFit enthusiasts. The fear of the back “giving out” during deadlifts and kettlebell swings is not only a physical issue but can become a mental barrier as well.

Recurring Aches and the Frustration of No Progress

Rest and ice might not always do the trick for recurring aches. It can be incredibly frustrating to feel like you’re not making progress, or worse, going in circles with your recovery.

Frustration with Healthcare Advice

It’s also common to feel misunderstood by healthcare providers who may simply tell you to “stop doing CrossFit” instead of offering solutions that would allow you to continue with the sport you love.

There is Hope: Specialized Care for CrossFit Athletes

Understanding the Athlete’s Needs

At Positive Action, we understand that stopping is not an option. That’s why our performance physical therapists, who are also CrossFit athletes, specialize in treating CrossFit-related injuries.

Expertise in CrossFit Injuries

Our expertise lies in a deep understanding of the sport and the common issues CrossFit athletes face, including:

  • Shoulder Pain: From rotator cuff issues to impingements, we address the root cause.
  • Elbow and Wrist Pain: These joints take a beating during lifts and we know how to alleviate the strain.
  • Low Back & Neck Pain: Core stability and spinal alignment are key to prevention and treatment.
  • Hip and IT Band Pain: Mobility and strength balance are crucial for these areas.
  • Knee Pain: Patellar tracking and ligament health are among the concerns we can address.
  • Ankle/Foot Pain: The foundation of all standing movements, foot and ankle health is paramount.

Personalized One-on-One Sessions

We offer full 60-minute appointments that ensure personalized attention. During these sessions, your sports physical therapist will focus on your specific needs and work on a tailored plan to get you back to your workouts without pain.

The Roadmap to a Pain-Free CrossFit Experience

Creating a Customized Plan

We believe in providing a precise roadmap to recovery. This includes a thorough assessment, a customized treatment plan, and a detailed follow-up to ensure you’re on the path to working out without any pain, stiffness, or limitations.

Contact Us for Specialized Care

If you’re ready to overcome the cycle of injury and pain, it’s time to reach out. Contact us at Positive Action to see how we can assist in your journey back to pain-free CrossFit training.

The Time to Act is Now

Don’t let pain hold you back from the sport you love. With specialized care and a comprehensive understanding of CrossFit-related injuries, you can get back to the WODs and the community you’re passionate about. Contact Positive Action today and take the first step towards a healthier, stronger, pain-free you.

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William Vallee

Positive Action is the best rehab and performance center I’ve ever been to.  I had suffered with debilitating hamstring and shoulder issues for years until I saw Edwin, who, after 8 sessions had me feeling pain free and moving well again.  After working with Edwin I was also lucky enough to follow up my treatment and work with Emma on strength training and movement.  She perfected my deadlift, strengthened my core and was able to address many of the flaws in my working out that had landed me in PT in the first place.  She was the perfect coach as she understood my personal goals and was able to curate a plan to get me right where I needed to be in a comfortable and encouraging way.  I can’t recommend this team more; they are simply the greatest.

Mary Ford

Jesse (and the whole Positive Action team!) are fabulous. I have had a multitude of chronic, nagging injuries and pain over the last several years. I came to Jesse specifically with hip and shoulder pain, and he developed a rehab plan for me that worked wonders. Over the time that I’ve worked with them (almost 2 years!), I’ve developed other aches/pains/injuries and Jesse has worked through all of them. Most importantly, he has educated me on what exercises and movements I can do on my own to help treat and alleviate pain. They regularly work with athletes of all abilities to help you stay moving! Would highly recommend Positive Action rehab to anyone.