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3 Simple Ways To Overcome Gym Injuries

Wednesday, March 21, 2018



If you are a gym bunny and love nothing more than pumping some iron, feeling like your going to throw up after a particularly strenuous spin class or venturing onto the treadmill for a 10k run, the chances are you hate it when an injury prevents you from pursuing your passion for exercise. A torn muscle, a niggling knee or an achy joint can stop us getting the workouts we crave. Because you can’t put in the maximum effort, you might rather stay at home. While injuries can be a pain (no pun intended), they are rarely long lasting and shouldn’t be used as an excuse to see your mojo wither away. Take a look at these simple ways to overcome gym injuries fast so you can get back to your active routine.






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Back Spasms




Most people who suffer from back pain see their aches originate in the lower portion of the back just above their buttocks. This is where you can place the most strain on your vertebrae when you are lifting weights, pulling the rower or running. The impact can cause soreness, tenderness and all-out spasms. While you could choose to rest up, you might want to take a more proactive approach to your recovery.


The chiropractic element of occupational therapy means that you can receive a soft tissue massage from specialists who can manipulate your back and spine without causing further pain. While initially you may feel sore, the morning after a good night’s sleep should see you waking up with much less pain. Any knots or tension in your muscles should be alleviated meaning that you can head back to the gym quicker. Bear in mind you won’t be able to go full pelt with the weights but the pain that was preventing you from even setting foot in the gym should have subsided.






Shin Splints




If you are one of those runners who often suffer from aching, throbbing or shooting pains in your shins mid-jog, the chances are that you suffer from shin splints. If severe, this pain can see you immobile as the searing throbbing can be unbearable even when walking. While there is little you can do but rest up when suffering, there are more ways to ensure that you are afflicted much less often and less severely.


Firstly, you need to fix the way that you run. If your posture means that your heel is striking the ground flat every time you take a step, the shock on your tibia can cause pain. You also need to consider taking a rest day between each run to lessen the intensity of your workouts. Stretch well before and after each jog or run and always stay hydrated. By ensuring that you take these preventative measures, you may be able to banish shin splints forever.






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Sprained Ankle




The key to a speedy recovery from a sprained ankle is ensuring that you don’t weight bare on it and that you seek treatment immediately. Don’t power through an exercise and make the injury worse. Get home, put your leg up, alternate cold and heat packs, take painkillers and rest. Although the monotony of being still may be depressing, you may speed up your recovery time by two or three days simply by taking action quickly. If in doubt as to the severity of the injury, see a medical professional.






As an active person, anything that stops you from getting to the gym can be crushing. However, follow this advice, and you will recover from injuries more quickly and be back in the gym in no time.


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1 comment:

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