Some injuries are slight, others are more serious and require the attention of a physician.

Some injuries are slight, others are more serious and require the attention of a physician.

Unfortunately, injuries may occur with exercise. Some injuries are slight, others are more serious and require the attention of a physician. If you are interested in quickly building your best body ever, good health is extremely important, Whereas an injury can lead to a serious set-back and increase the amount of time it takes you to reach your goals. Therefore, it is important to know how to prevent injury, and what to do to treat and rehabilitate the injured area. Injuries usually occur at the weakest place of a muscle, tendon, ligament, joint, juncture, attachment and so on. An injury can occur over a period of time from overuse, or can occur from a one-time acute episode, such as lifting a weight that is too heavy, using improper form or technique during an exercise, falling off the treadmill. Regardless of which type of injury we are talking about, there is one problem they all have in common”?swelling with pain. Thus, when injury occurs, the RICE principle can be applied to relieve pain, limit swelling and protect the injured tissue, all of which help to speed healing. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Resting is important immediately after injury, partly because rest is vital to protect the injured muscle, tendon, ligament or other tissue from further injury, partly because your body needs to rest, and then it has the energy it needs to heal itself most effectively. To use ice bags, cold packs or even a bag of frozen peas to provide cold to the injured area. Cold can provide short-term pain relief. It also limits swelling by reducing blood flow to the injured area. You should never leave ice on an injury for more than 20 minutes at a time. Longer exposure can damage your skin. Compression limits swelling, which slows down healing. Some people notice pain relief from compression as well. An easy way to compress the area of the injury is to wrap a bandage over it. Elevating an injury reduces swellin…


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