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Recovering From Workout Injuries
Go slow: Push ups, dips, incline bench press.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should discuss: With your treating doctor as we don't know the extent of your injury. ...Read more
Can't say: Need to know what the injury was. Best bet is to check with your doc first before you reinjure it. I usually recommend to cont. With lower extremity cardio workout as long as the arm stays protected. ...Read more
Pain Free Workout: I think you have to have a balanced program of strength, flexibility, cardio, warm up and cool down. The starting point is crucial. Walkers can be advanced to runners, couch potatos to walkers or yoga. When starting new programs, variety is important, no more than 5 minutes in any activity, and gauge from the client the level of difficulty. Start slow and gradually increase stress to the body. ...Read more
Rest, drink, nourish: Your body needs to be refueled efficiently. Healthy habits such as eating a well-balanced meal, drinking plenty of water and fluids along with getting adequate rest/sleep will maintain a normal healthy recovery rate. Bad eating habits, dehydration and inadequate rest/sleep will definitely delay a normal recovery from a difficult workout. ...Read more
Cool down: With stretching. Plenty of (h2o). And restore the energy you lost and muscle tissue damage with an energy drink, bar or simply fruit. Finally, rest! ...Read more
It depends : The type of injury dictates what type of exercise is permissible. For example, once past the most acute phase of an ankle sprain, many can start to ride a stationary bike. Swimming is a good choice for many with foot/ankle, hip and knee conditions. Elliptical is a good choice for many in the recovery phase of lower body injuries. The upper body cycle is an option if you have to rest the lower body. ...Read more
Stay on the board: The best advice I can give you is "don't fall off the surfboard." injuries occur most frequently when that happens. ...Read more
I had a baby 3 weeks ago and was told I need to let my body recover. Is there any workouts I can do now that are safe.
Walking: Walking very effective and safe for you at this time, also stationary bike another way to exercises. ...Read more
Recovering from broken l1. Is it ok to workout 6 months after accident.? If so what types of exercise would be appropriate?
Depends on Type: Depends on exact type of fracture, but likely it would be okay. You have to discuss this and any other concerns, with your treating spine surgeon, as he/she knows the exact type of fracture you had, normally if it was a stable fracture that has healed, then you can get back to all activities without restrictions. ...Read more
Quadriceps +/- brace: Isolated quadriceps contractions, straight leg raises and similar exercises work to strengthen your extensor mechanism. The goal is toobtain balanced muscle symmetry so that the vastus lateralis no longer prefernetially pulls patella into subluxated position. Physical therapy along with a patellar tracking brace can help. ...Read more
What happens if I do have an injury, should I really do rotatory cuff workouts/ exercises and if so how hard?
Depends on the : Injury type: muscular, disc or fracture. Assuming not a fracture, usually fairly quickly within several days but guided by your pain and starting more with flexibility and core workouts as well as cardiovascular but avoiding positions or activities placing your back at risk : flexion with twisting and heavy resistance exercises like free weights until pain free in general. ...Read more
I'm 25 and in very good health. I'm typically very active, working out at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. After a back injury I took a month off from all physical activity. I've begun working out again and unlike before, all my workouts are high-int
Yes.: Vigorous or aggressive stretching may induce injury, but is generally thought to be a good thing prior to exercise. ...Read more
Exercise: Yes, a workout regimen can be helpful to reduce certain injuries by strengthening muscles, improving balance, enhancing coordination, and stimulating healthy bone development. Some people may get injured working out, but that can be minimized by using a trainer to get started and by using lighter weights for repetition rather than power lifting. ...Read more
See the answer: Do a cool down immediately. And take it easy for a few hours and when is the time have a good balance meal. ...Read more
Dont overstrain: You can work out provided you do not strain the injured muscle initially. Once the injury has healed and supported then you can work out to build endurance and strengthen the area that was injured. Check with physical therapist who can guide you on tonifying excercises and the appropriate time after injury for exercise. ...Read more
Structured and: Supervised. You would benefit from a specifically structured and supervised workout, working with a trainer. Keep to the prescribed workout and keep in touch with the trainer until your recovery is far enough along that you no longer need to worry about overdoing exercise. Here are some good tips http://www.recoveryspace.org/healthy-exercise ...Read more
I have suffered from ulcer, now I recovered and started doing workouts from 15 days & I feel like ulcer is raising.can I do workouts?
6 months ago I hurt my shoulder. It was not a bad injury, but it still bugs me and once/month it tightens so bad that it hurts to breathe. I workout & stretch it daily. Should I see a dr. Now?
Yes: 6 months would be considered chronic'active at this point and an evaluation would be best for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Everything but: You should limit activities related base don pain or discomfort. Items that would likely hurt would be press inclined press exercises, dips, and deltoid flys. ...Read more