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Rehabilitating Gym Injuries

If you’ve ever gone through a hard work out at the gym, and brushed off any body aches or sores as a part of the workout, there is a great chance that you may be wrong. Many people realize the gravity of the body aches after they have had it constantly for a long period of time. If proper treatment is not given, then you may even have to consider surgical options. However, before consulting for a surgery, you can always look for alternatives.

Alternatives to surgery

If you’ve had bad injuries that are gym related and you have not paid much attention to it, you can always rely on physiotherapists, i.e physios.

There are experts that special in sport physical therapy called sports physio. They aim to rehabilitate and fix the problems, and to ensure that you are back to working out at the gym in no time. It works by using mechanical force and movements, and it repairs impairments and ensure proper fluid mobility and function, resulting in a good quality of life. The goal of the experts would be to rehabilitate you without surgery and make sure you go back to your regular training schedules. In order to have an effective treatment, you need to be fully committed to doing all it takes, and must have a good support system in place, by both family and personal trainer. Experts are most likely to provide treatments such as trigger point releases, gym sessions to avoid re-aggravations of pain, and education of biomechanics. The possible outcomes are no irritations, increased mobility, full range shoulder movement and good motor control, gradual decrease of pain and less tightness and ache.

If your gym related injury is not in a horrible condition, and is only a manageable ache or sore, then you can look for ways in which you can do your own physical therapy remedies at home. These include ways such as partaking in slow exercises such as yoga and walking. The combination of slow movement and deep breathing help reduce muscle tension and pain. Moreover, you can increase the intake of food high in magnesium such as bananas, avocadoes, peanuts and whole grains. Furthermore, you can use rubbing ointments to relieve the pain by numbing nerve endings and increasing blood flow. In addition, you can also do “at home” acupressure. This is where you use a tennis ball or any similar object on the trigger points in your muscles to increase energy flow and to gradually relax and ease the pain.

Overall, it is crucial to pay close attention to your body when working out as you may never know how bad an injury is until it manifests in threatening ways.