How Can I Make Myself Free From Sports Injuries?
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How Can I Make Myself Free From Sports Injuries?

It’s true that there are bunch of clinics that offers physiotherapy treatments that are needed to cure sports injury. But why do you need to be treated from sports injury if you can prevent it from happening? Common workout and sports injuries include sprained ankle, muscle pull and strain, knee injuries, and wrist sprain or dislocation. Accidents might happen but there are some instances that can be prevented by knowing and applying the ways below to make you free from sports injuries.

1. Always warm-up and cool-down

Warming up is important because it helps your body to get ready for your workout or doing sports. Jogging in place for 5 to 10 minutes can loosen your joints and muscles and gradually increase your heart rate. While cooling down after a workout will slowly bring your heart rate to its normal beat. One way to cool down your body is by walking for 5 to 10 minutes.

2. Stretch your body

Increase your flexibility by doing dynamic stretching before and after workout. Do this after warming up and cooling down. Stretching will help you feel sudden pain during working out especially while running and moving your arms.

3. Don’t force yourself

You’ve been doing a routine and you want it to level up but you don’t have to do it instantly. Slowly start a new routine or workout to help your body prepare for it. Build up the duration, intensity, and frequency of your workout gradually.

4. Train your whole body

Focus on several set of muscles during a workout and avoid focusing on just one set. Overuse injury can be the effect of not varying your workout. Tendinitis and shin splints are the common overuse injury you can acquire on repeating the same muscle movements frequently.

5. Know your limit

Feeling pain during workout is not necessary to gain something. Pushing yourself to the point of feeling pain can lead you to injuries. Getting fit without feeling pain is possible if you execute the steps on your routine correctly. Feeling pain might mean you’re injured.

6. Dress right

Once you decide what kind of workout you’ll be doing, buy the proper attire for it. If you are a runner, don’t just buy any rubber shoes. It is important that what you’re wearing suits on the type of the sports you’ve chosen. Playing basketball while wearing wrong shoes might lead to foot and leg injury.

7. Rest your body

Set one to two days a week to let your body rest from workout. Resting will help your body to recover and prepare it for tomorrow’s another workout. Resting your body in between workouts will help prevent injuries.

If this things doesn't help you from being injury free then you can consult your physiotherapist and have the best physiotherapy treatments on your most reliable clinic.


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