How To Speed Up The Frustrating Injury Process
If you regularly do physical exercise, then you’ll know that injuries are part and parcel of any workout. Although inevitable, they are extremely frustrating and can result in you being out of action for weeks on end.
In addition, getting injured can feel like you’ve wasted a ton of energy and time in a particular sport or exercise. I’ve personally found that they tend to strike when you’re performing well, just making it that little bit more infuriating.
However, it’s important you don’t feel sorry for yourself and focus quickly on drawing up a rehab plan to get you back playing again. Check out this article over at Fitness Beans which can help you speed up the injury process:
Speeding Up The Injury Process
Initially, ice should be applied to the injured region as soon as practicable. This ice should be applied for approximately 10-15 minutes and allows for a reduction in both pain and any inflammatory response.
Following on from the first 24 hours, continue to apply ice to the injured region approximately 4 times per day at regular intervals. This process should be followed for a further 2 days.
By the fourth day you should notice a slight improvement. It is at this stage that the switch from ice to heat should occur. Again, this application should last for approximately 10-15 minutes and should be applied 3 to 4 times per day.
None of this is rocket science, but you’ll be surprised at how many people actually get it wrong when it comes to recovering from injury. Neglecting it often leads to people being out injured for much longer as their bodies are not strong enough to return.
Please note this article is for minor injuries such as sprains or strains – for more serious problems medical intervention is advised.
About Matt Lawson Matt Lawson is a UK based sports journalist who covers all the latest football (soccer) news and matches for the Press Association. A keen Newcastle United fan, Matt is usually found either watching or playing the beautiful game.