All of weight-trainers are prone to injury. Regardless of how much we protect against getting hurt, it will happen.
Most of the injuries are simple in nature; muscle pulls, tendonitis or maybe a hyper-extend joint, but some of them may be long term problems.
The intensity of the rehabilitation and recuperation of our injuries is dependent upon how we respond in the period immediately following the action that caused the hurt.
We should stop the moment we feel pain. Pain is our body saying that it is hurt.
The injured area should be treated with an ice-pack or immersed in ice water to reduce any swelling in the injured area.
You may need ice-pack treatment several times after the injury occurs to reduce all the swelling in the damaged tissue.
After ice treatments, heat should be used to increase your circulation and promote healing. Remember; cold to reduce swelling, then heat to increase circulation.
The best rehabilitation for your injured muscles, tendons or joints is rest.
But, that is nigh near impossible to expect a dedicated fitness nut to take any time off from their workouts, so you must work around the injury, DON'T TRY TO WORK THROUGH IT!
Use elastic support bandages to protect the injured area whenever possible. Perform all of your exercises where you don't use the injured part.
If it is your hand, arm or shoulder, you should lay off the upper body work as it is nearly impossible to do any upper body exercises without affecting the hand, arm or shoulder.
If you have a joint injury left untreated or that you don't allow to heal completely, you risk getting arthritis in that joint.
Some of the treatments that will help athletic injuries:
What are you going to do to prevent future injuries? This should be the next question you address while you are in rehab. Prevention is the best form of treatment.
Wear protective equipment and apparel like: Lifting belts, wrist wraps, elbow wraps, knee wraps, supportive clothing and shoes.
All of these items may contribute to safer workouts. Using wrist straps for high-rep pull-ups or dead lifts are also a good idea.
Workout with a partner whenever possible. Spot each other on heavier lifts like squats, dead lifts and shoulder presses.
Put your equipment away after use so no one stumbles over it. Encourage others to do the same.
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