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Doctor insights on: Recovering From Workout Injuries

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Can I still workout my arms while recovering from a rotator cuff injury?

Can I still workout my arms while recovering from a rotator cuff injury?

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

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What to eat to refuel after a workout to recover quicker?

What to eat to refuel after a workout to recover quicker?

Protein: Milk, yogurt, peanut butter are good examples of foods with protein.Also, these 3 can be combined to make a good shake/smoothie! ...Read more

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How can you design workout plans to prevent injury?

How can you design workout plans to prevent injury?

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

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How can I recover more quickly from a tough workout?

How can I recover more quickly from a tough workout?

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

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What's the best way to recover after a heavy cardio workout?

What's the best way to recover after a heavy cardio workout?

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

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What kind of workout is recommended for someone with a lower-body injury?

What kind of workout is recommended for someone with a lower-body injury?

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

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What are the best types of surfing workouts to do to prevent surfing injuries?

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

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Are there any tips that might help a distance runner recover faster from a workout?

Are there any tips that might help a distance runner recover faster from a workout?

Plan ahead: Recovery can be quicker if your diet, hydration, and supplements are met beforehand. If your body is fully stocked with nutrients, it's easier to replenish and recover. ...Read more

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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

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Recovering from broken l1. Is it ok to workout 6 months after accident.? If so what types of exercise would be appropriate?

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

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What kind of workouts can I safely do with a recovering dislocated kneecap?

What kind of workouts can I safely do with a recovering dislocated kneecap?

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

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What happens if I do have an injury, should I really do rotatory cuff workouts/ exercises and if so how hard?

What happens if I do have an injury, should I really do rotatory cuff workouts/ exercises and if so how hard?

See an orthopefist: An orthopedic surgeon can tell by physical exam if you have a structural problem or just an overuse type injury. Physical therapy can be useful for both but may be different for each individual case. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to workout after having a back injury?

How long should I wait to workout after having a back injury?

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

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How do I recover from post-workout soreness faster? My friends always recover faster, even though I'm pretty active myself.

Post-workout: Stay hydrated, oral anti-inflammatory, heating pad as needed, regular exercise of all muscle groups, avoidance of over-doing it (lifting too musch weight). You could also try nutritional supplements if no improvement. ...Read more

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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

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

Go slow ,: Good start off slow, no jerky movements or whatever caused your back pain, avoid, use good body alignment with all sports/exersize,, hope all goes well, build up strength after lay off progress as tolerated, don't overdo it. ...Read more

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Can stretching before a workout cause injury to me?

Yes.: Vigorous or aggressive stretching may induce injury, but is generally thought to be a good thing prior to exercise. ...Read more

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Hi! can work out help against injuries? :) thanksallt for answer!

Hi! can work out help against injuries? :) thanksallt for answer!

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

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What is the fastest way to recover after a very high intensity workout?

What is the fastest way to recover after a very high intensity workout?

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

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Is it ever safe to workout despite a muscle injury?

Is it ever safe to workout despite a muscle injury?

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

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I am recovering from an eating disorder. What is a safe workout for me?

I am recovering from an eating disorder. What is a safe workout for me?

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

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I am having upperback/spine sharp pain injury during workout, please help?

I am having upperback/spine sharp pain injury during workout, please help?

Pinched nerve.: It could be a pinched nerve, emanating from the cervical spine, or muscle strain/spasm. Try neck and shoulder stretching exercises, to see if it relieves your pain. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Tricky: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, this is a sign of reflux not ulcer and proton pump inhibitors make it feel better and likely it will get worse over time. Really HIGH abdominal pressures certainly would seem likely to aggravate it. ...Read more

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What weight lifting workouts can you do if you have rotator cuff injury?

What weight lifting workouts can you do if you have rotator cuff injury?

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

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I'm having continual dull spasms under my left latissimus dorsi muscle area. No injury has taken place or overuse do to workouts. Any suggestions?

Messy muscle: Most likely the cause is one of several things: repetitive use, even if small amplitude; persistent postural stress; or an underlying structural problem, such as rib injury, tumor or low grade infection. ...Read more