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Why is weightlifting not good for healing a wound?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Wound healing

can be aided by reduction of swelling, resting the region to a point and avoiding factors that may torque or shear the wound.
Depending upon the wound, where it is, what the cause is and many medical factors, there are times when weightlifing is curtailed until the wound is on its way to being better. This is a very specific issue that depends upon what the conditions are. Best to ask each time.

In brief: Wound healing

can be aided by reduction of swelling, resting the region to a point and avoiding factors that may torque or shear the wound.
Depending upon the wound, where it is, what the cause is and many medical factors, there are times when weightlifing is curtailed until the wound is on its way to being better. This is a very specific issue that depends upon what the conditions are. Best to ask each time.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Has no bearing.

There's just no link between weightlifting and healing of a wound.
No relevance.

In brief: Has no bearing.

There's just no link between weightlifting and healing of a wound.
No relevance.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Donald Alves
If the weight lifting stresses the skin / tissues of the wound, can deter healing and increase scarring.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care

In brief: Stress and strain

Overall, the keys to fast wound healing are to keep the wound covered and moist, keep the adjacent skin dry and protect the wound from trauma and stress.
Weight lifting potentially involves ]lots of straining and movement with heavyweights. Once the weights are moving, they are hard to stop and so you risk torquing and twisting your body as well as direct trauma from the equipment. Be careful.

In brief: Stress and strain

Overall, the keys to fast wound healing are to keep the wound covered and moist, keep the adjacent skin dry and protect the wound from trauma and stress.
Weight lifting potentially involves ]lots of straining and movement with heavyweights. Once the weights are moving, they are hard to stop and so you risk torquing and twisting your body as well as direct trauma from the equipment. Be careful.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Weightlifting wounds

It depends on where the wound is located and the type of weight lifting that you are interested in doing.
You would need to be more specific to get a better answer.

In brief: Weightlifting wounds

It depends on where the wound is located and the type of weight lifting that you are interested in doing.
You would need to be more specific to get a better answer.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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