Preventing Exercise injuries
Especially during stressful times, exercise is extremely beneficial to your health. However, if you’re not careful, you can suffer an injury while exercising. At Massapequa Pain Management and Rehabilitation, our team can provide you with advice on preventing some of the most common exercise-related injuries and offer treatment should they occur.
Common Exercise Injuries
Even those who exercise often and have much experience working out are subject to injuries. When this happens, it’s important to seek treatment right away to prevent any issues from lingering and becoming worse. That is why if you believe you have suffered from any of the below, you should consider scheduling an appointment with us immediately:
- Muscle pulls and strains.
- Ligament sprains.
- Joint injuries.
- Inflammatory issues.
- Overuse injuries.
Nobody wants to be forced to stop exercising to rehab an injury. Fortunately, there are ways you can play an active role in avoiding this. By utilizing the below prevention methods, you can greatly enhance the chances of remaining injury-free during your workout:
- Take time to stretch and warm-up beforehand.
- Use proper lifting/workout techniques.
- Never push your body too far past its limits.
- Cross-train to prevent overuse injuries.
- Train with a spotter.
Physical Therapy And Exercise
Physical therapy is beneficial to those who work out, as it can be used to both prevent and treat injuries. By detecting and seeking help for pain early, physical therapy can be used to help strengthen the affected area and prevent a full-blown injury from taking place. However, physical therapy can also help when a severe injury has taken place. Through the use of therapeutic stretches/exercises, electronic muscle stimulation, and heat/cold modalities, even the most severe injuries sustained while working out can be treated. Examples of the benefits physical therapy can bring include:
- Reduced swelling and inflammation.
- Elimination of pain.
- Returning functionality to the affected area.
- Regaining strength.
- Improving flexibility and range of motion.
Schedule An Appointment
While exercise injuries are common, you do not necessarily have to suffer or go to extremes to treat them. Whether you use it as a preventative measure or treatment method, physical therapy is a great option for care. To schedule your appointment, please be sure to contact our team today!