Related Questions and Answers: Introduction
First and Foremost:
Consult with your Doctor or a Qualified Injury or
Rehabilitation Specialist before you Seek or Take any Advice online.
Know the 2 Basic Types of Injuries
An injury that happen during a single specific event are acute. Breaking a bone
or spraining your ankle during a violent collision during a sports activity is
an example of an acute injury. Acute injuries often happen despite taking the
necessary precautions due to an unavoidable accident.
Commonly referred to as 'overuse injuries' a chronic injury is the most often
the result of long-term issue. Chronic injuries can occur due to long term
improper form of exercises, repetitive motions, poor postures and activities of
If you suspect that you are injured, the
first thing to think about is what led up to your injury. Have you been
experiencing any pain or aggravation of your muscles or joints leading up to
your injury or did it suddenly just happen? Injuries are a part of life for
everyone from the competitive athlete to weekend warrior to couch potato. While
chronic injuries often just happen out of the blue, overuse injuries can often
Here is a list of Easy
Preventative Measures which will decrease your chance of various types of
injuries during Physical Activity:
If it hurts (in a bad way) DON'T do
Learn how to do something properly
before you attempt it
Take small steps when trying more
Perform a general warm-up (i.e. 10
minutes cardio on stationary bike) before any exercise to get your blood
Use the proper equipment including
Make sure your surroundings are free
of objects which could lead to injury
Be conscious of your posture at all
Cross train to avoid overuse injuries
if you do a lot of aerobic exercise
Receive check-ups from your doctor
Injury Q&A: Questions & Answers
about Male Injuries
Broken Leg Strengthening
I have recently broken my tibia/torn my fibula and now have a titanium rod
embedded in the tibia...
Torn Rotator Cuff
I will most likely need arthroscopic surgery... is there exercises I could
safely do for my upper body?
Torn Achilles Tendon
Exercises to strengthen his Achilles and eventually get back on the soccer
Improve Strength and Fitness
I have previously 2 ruptured discs in my neck and extensive
nerve & muscle damage in my shoulders...
with Slipped Disc
now working and find it difficult to do the basic workouts and to top it I was
diagnosed with slip-disc...
Post Injury Workout Program
I was released to physical activity after herniating a disc in
my back in a skydiving accident...
Female Injury Q&A: Women's
Questions & Answers
Knee Injury Exercise Selection
If lunges can only be performed 1/2way... is there any chance of causing damage?
Boot for Six Months
I'll be in a boot for six months. I'm thinking I should start dieting now to get
some weight off...
Elliptical Machine Problem
These are only exercised I've been able to do without damage to my knees... and
muscles are tightening up...
Post Knee Surgery Leg Muscle Building
My ortho doc told me not to use weights... What other effective exercises can I
do that won't cause joint pain...
Torn Muscle Persistent Pain
Two years ago I did the splits and tore a muscle in the back of my leg... still
I have horrible pain from the back of my buttocks to the back of my knee...
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