The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) has supplied the following general advice for someone who has suffered an injury and is recovering. It relates to the more common injuries. It does not substitute for medical attention and if you have any concerns about an injury, or if you have a serious injury, you should follow advice from your doctor. The Injuries Board and the ICGP wish you the very best in your recovery.
After any injury, monitor how you feel and seek medical attention if needed. It is important to follow whatever medical advice you are given – in some cases rest is advised, but in many cases it is advised to keep mobile.
Following the doctor’s advice you receive could reduce periods of pain or long-term damage. Maintaining a positive attitude and keeping up social relationships can also help recovery. Most people who suffer an injury recover fully and are able to enjoy their previous lifestyle, hobbies and work they previously were involved in.