most of us is prevention of injury - whether intentional or unintentional.
One may take precautions to keep sharp objects from reach of young
children or may advise a teen to abstain from violent behavior. But you
cannot always prevent a sting or a burn from hot water, so a whole list of
injuries (both minor and major) has been compiled along with guidelines
for treatment for your benefit.
sports injury, in the broadest sense, refers to the kinds of injuries that
most commonly occur during sports or exercise. Some sports injuries result
from accidents; others are due to poor training practices, improper
equipment, lack of conditioning, or insufficient warm up and stretching.
Although virtually any part of your body can be injured during sports or
exercise, the term is usually reserved for injuries that involve the
musculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, bones, and associated
tissues like cartilage. Whether an injury is acute or chronic, there is
never a good reason to try to "work through" the pain of an injury. When
you have pain from a particular movement or activity, stop! Continuing the
activity only causes further harm. Whether an injury is acute or chronic,
there is never a good reason to try to "work through" the pain of an
injury. When you have pain from a particular movement or activity, Stop!
Continuing the activity only causes further harm.
When rehabilitating from a injury you need to
try and reduce the pain involved which will help in a faster recovery.
You must stay positive in your thoughts and keep anxiety to a minimum.
You should have short and long term goals to heal and recover from
your injury. You need to choose to succeed and work on getting through
the pain from your rehab program. Being negative will only cause a
slow healing process and can cause more pain.
Deep breathing will help you relax and get oxygen to the injured area
which will lesson the pain. Meditation of soothing imagery such as
laying on a beach, floating in space, should be included with
your deep breathing. Therapeutic massage of the muscles, tendons, and
ligaments is also vital to help you recover. You need to acknowledge
the pain and what area of the body it is centered in. This will help
your mind focus on the internal healing process.
You need to developed a positive attitude
to manage the pain. Your process to recovery is dependent on your over
all attitude and continuing your therapeutic routines. You must not
over work the injured area, all this will do is increase the pain and
slow down the healing. Your short term goal is to reduce the pain ,
swelling and have a positive mental state.
You can control this by restricting
activity , using ice on the injured area. Protect the injured area and
decrease movements will help with the painful muscles, ligaments, and
tendons. Another way to avoid sore muscles is to know your bodies
limits. Do not over exert yourself so much that you feel sick. This is
a sure fire way to know you will get sore. You should feel tired after
working out, not sick. If you work hard, but not over-hard you will be
better off than someone who is going over the top with exercising.
Diet and nutrition. Regardless of what many say and think, diet plays
a role in muscle soreness. Stay hydrated. Lack of water in the muscles
means more lactic acid build-up which means more soreness. Potassium
is a good nutrient to eat bananas are high in potassium . Other
important foods are green, leafy vegetables.
On all your muscle stretching routines take it slow and easy. Only
stretch to the point of discomfort with no bouncing or jerking
motions. You should apply steady pressure during the stretch and
remember to breath slowly. After you have taking your walk or jog make
sure to do a cool down. This is important to let the muscles recover.