In the modern world, human beings have reached a point where stress is part of our daily lives. Most of us now find it essential to spend time at the gym and wellness centers that offer classes that help us exercise, get in shape, and shake off some of that stress and anxiety. However, we need to keep in mind that these places are filled with germs and bacteria from machines, equipment, exercising accessories, and mats. Many individuals have experienced a gym accident that caused them personal injury. These injuries can vary from a small but extremely painful muscle strain to fatal injuries. Here are a few safety practices in the gym that will help you prevent dangerous accidents.(more…)
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Accidents happen. Sometimes, we simply cannot prevent them. A year ago, I had the misfortune of it happening to me. A major accident left me bed-ridden for well over a month. The recovery was a slow and tedious process. I still experience occasional pain. It really took me a while to regain full control of my body and participate in all the activities I so enjoyed before. While it was not easy, I can say that I am one of the lucky ones who got out of it without any major consequences.
Learn all about physical therapy after an injury
Depending on your situation, recovery may last anywhere from a month to a couple of years. Your body needs time to heal and rebuild its strength. Physical therapy is an extremely important part of the story. Understanding how it works is crucial. Your goal is to learn as much as you possibly can about it and also be fully familiar with the nature of your condition or injury. Each person’s situation will be unique and so will their needs. My back was my problem area. Numbness, pain and poor control of my legs plagued me for months. It was only after I understood how to approach physical therapy that I started seeing tangible results. Take it slow, know what you can and cannot do, and never push yourself too hard.
Don’t forget to take your medication
While regular exercise may be the essential bit of the story, there is no denying that medication also plays its part in the process of regaining your health. It is impossible to overestimate the importance of it. If you tend to forget such things, make sure to set up a reminder for yourself and carefully follow your doctor’s orders. Pop a pill on time and things will become so much easier. Of course, never use too many painkillers and instead look to alleviate your discomfort through natural means. Stick to the advice you’ve been given and don’t forget to eat healthily. Your body needs all the energy it can get.
Commit to an exercise routine & manage your pain
Physical exercise may sound like a terrible idea when you’re in pain but it is, in fact, the only thing that will help get rid of it in the long run. Stick to your routine, try to push your boundaries but never take it too far. I always make an effort to listen to my body. It tends to give you very clear signals about what you can and cannot do. Treat it well and don’t hurt yourself. Learn which types of exercise you can benefit from the most. Don’t be afraid to consult online resources. In fact, I think it was these few apps that have helped me the most on my road to recovery.
Sticking to your goals is honestly the only way to succeed. Perseverance will be rewarded, you just have to have faith and put in the work.
Accidents are sometimes unavoidable. More serious injuries can take a long time to recover from. If you are eager to get back on your feet, you should make an effort to learn more about physical therapy and stick to the prescribed exercise routine. Listen to your body and know which part of it needs the most help. Managing pain, in particular, can have a steep learning curve. Don’t give up. Never neglect your medication and eat well. Your body will thank you for it and you will be able to get back to your normal daily routine soon enough.
Today, a majority of people have experienced some kind of lower back pain. Acute, chronic, local or pain that is going all through your glutes’ muscles and legs to your foot. All of them are very intensive and they limit us in our everyday life.
So, what causes it, why and how should you solve lower back pain? Aside from adding a few of the best lower back exercises to your workout routine, here are some additional tips and tricks that can help you prehab and rehab a sore lower back.(more…)
Warming up before a serious workout is very important. Choosing a good, effective warm-up before working out will help you avoid injuries that can delay your fitness progress. The right warm-up exercises can create an amazing difference in how quickly your fitness improves.
However, choosing the wrong warm-up can also have an impact on your overall performance. You could end up getting injured or not maximizing the workouts which you make time for in your busy schedule. Keep reading as we talk about the most effective ways to warm up before working out!(more…)
There is nothing more satisfying than a strong back. While bulging biceps, pecs, and quads might seem sexy, they aren’t nearly as effective as increasing strength and stability as robust rhomboids, lats, and traps. However, not only is it easy to inefficiently train the back, but it is incredibly easy to injure those muscles (and the tissues around them) with improper technique and inaccurate exercises.
If you want a rope-covered back but you don’t want chronic back pain, here are a few common mistakes you should avoid – and if you are already laid low from a back injury, here’s how you can recover and prevent them in the future.
The Symptoms of Brain Trauma
Head injuries may be caused by any number of trauma situations, ranging from accidents or athletics to fights or simple shaking or whiplash. But the result of a blow to the head is often the same: some level of brain injury due to an impact between the brain and the skull. And commonly, head injuries lead to concussions. This type of temporary brain injury may start with a loss of consciousness or a period of blackout, although this is not always the case.
The victim will likely suffer from one or more of the following symptoms:
- inability to concentrate
- blurry vision
- sleeping issues
- memory loss
- and more…
Regular exercise or training, whether for recreation or professional gain, may cause unexpected injuries. This is brought about by activities such as jumping, running, lifting weights, tackling and many more. These activities subject our bodies to wear and tear forces which makes us susceptible to muscle, bone, spine, and joint injuries.
A Chiropractor works to restore the normal functioning of your muscles, joints, and nervous system. They can also help to increase muscle strength, control, and coordination which will help you prevent further injuries during training.(more…)
There is nothing worse than getting a cut or serious wound on your arm, leg, or body. Not only does it hinder you until it is healed, but it is highly likely that the wound could become infected if not treated properly. During our daily workouts, there are numerous objects with the potential of maiming or injuring us, particularly on the shins and hands. It’s always good to have a plan if your injuries take a turn for the worse and become infected.
Infections have been known to lead to a variety of serious other health conditions, including death. In fact, before the discovery of antibiotics and other medications many individuals died because they couldn’t properly treat and prevent infections. Thanks to the advances in modern science and medicine that is really no longer the case. So, how do you go about preventing infections? (more…)
If you have been injured lately and you feel like you are ready to return to the gym, you may be concerned about aggravating the injury, and rightly so. You should follow your doctor’s instructions, and you should return to active training only if they have given you the green light.
Even when your doctor says it is safe to return to training, you should still be cautious and careful not to re-injure yourself. More likely than not, your gym has different classes for different purposes. You can use less demanding forms of exercise until you are ready to resume full training. (more…)
If you once were very active and now have to deal with constant knee pain, it can be difficult to re-adjust your lifestyle to this new reality. However, having bad knees shouldn’t completely stop you from engaging in physical activity. There are tons of great sports out there that can not only be practiced by people with knee problems but could actually improve their condition. Here are a few of them.