Prevention is, as they say, better than cure. Bearing this in mind, we thought you might appreciate these top five stretches to prevent leg injury. Please note that if you have an existing injury, it is wise to ask your doctor whether these stretches are suitable for you to perform before doing so.
Stretches to prevent leg injury
Performed as part of your cool-down routine after exercising, the following stretches will help to prevent leg injuries. These stretches should be held for approximately 30 seconds for each leg.
Standing Quad Stretch: Standing upright, raise your right foot up to your bottom, holding on to the ankle or foot and keeping the thigh in line with the body. Hold, lower, then switch legs.
Iliotibial band stretch, seated: Sit on a bench or chair. Cross the right leg over the leg left, allowing the ankle to rest slightly above the knee. Keeping your back straight, lean your upper body forward, pressing down onto the right knee at the same time. Hold, then return to starting position. Repeat with your left knee.
Lower back stretch: Lying on your back with the knees bent, cross your ankles. Holding on to the back of the thighs or your ankles, bring your knees to your chest, hold and slowly lower. Repeat.
Hamstring stretch: Lying on your back, lift the right leg up (straight). Placing your hands behind your calf and hamstring, draw the leg towards you. Hold, then lower slowly. Repeat with the left leg.
Hip flexor stretch: Get into a lunge position, resting your back knee on the ground. Keeping the upper body tall, press your hips forward. hold, return to starting position and then switch legs.
No fault accident
If you sustained a leg injury in an accident caused by someone else, the person responsible for your accident may be held liable to pay you injury compensation. You can make a claim if your accident happened within the last 36 months.
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Date Published: February 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice