Everyone dreads the day when they think they are getting injured. Injuries
are not only awful because they hurt, but because they prevent you from making
progress in your fitness and living your normal life. Listen closely to your body,
though. You may be able to prevent an injury from worsening before it causes too
If you feel like you’re getting hurt, stop whatever activity is causing pain. For
example, if your knee is bothering you while you’re running, take a few days off.
Perhaps the knee still hurts even when you’re not running. If this happens,
something is definitely wrong. However, if you go a few days without running and
your knee feels fine, try going for a short run. Hopefully it won’t hurt, but if it does,
you’ll need to take next steps.
Before you see a specialist, try at-home remedies for the pain. Be sure to ice
whatever hurts. If pain persists, you’ll need to seek professional help.
I would suggest getting a massage if the pain feels like it’s probably muscular.
You may just need to relieve inflammation and tenderness. Sometimes, though, the
injury feels more serious. If this is the case, go to a physical therapist. It may be
worthwhile to get an x-ray. Stress fractures don’t always appear clearly on x-rays,
but sometimes being able to see into the bone is helpful.
The next steps of recovery depend on your diagnosis. Hopefully, the injury is
not serious. You may just need to take some time off from heavy activity. However,
your diagnosis might not be good news. If this is the case, you’ll need to follow your
doctor’s orders and take the necessary measures.
The most effective treatment of an injury is to listen to your body. If you are
in pain, your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong. Don’t let it fester! Do
something before a mild injury worsens. It could be the difference between a few
days off and surgery.
By Fixt Blogger Emma