After suffering a serious injury in an accident, it will take time to get back to normal, and can be quite a painful process. One of the best ways to recover fully in a much shorter space of time is to try to do regular, light exercise. This helps to heal your muscles and tendons, as well as making your entire body stronger than ever before, which can help to prevent you injuring the same place twice. When getting involved in exercise after suffering an injury, though, you do need to be careful, otherwise you can risk making the injury worse. Here are some tips on getting back into exercise after an injury.
Take it slow
You won’t be able to get straight back to the level of exercise you were at before your accident. You need to slowly rebuild the strength in the injured parts of your body before pushing them to build muscle and get stronger. Start with very light, low impact exercise, such as swimming or walking, and only attempt it every few days or so to begin with.
Know when to stop
If you have suffered serious injuries then it is likely that any exercise will be painful when you begin. The key is knowing when the pain is normal and healthy, and when you should stop. You do run the risk of injuring yourself even further if you don’t stop when it hurts, so learn your boundaries.
Seek professional help
A physiotherapist or doctor will be able to work with you to put together an exercise regime which will be safe and healthy, and get you back to a good level of physical fitness. Ask your doctor for a recommendation or to be referred to someone who can work with you.
Try different types of exercise
Don’t just stick to running, walking or swimming. Try to attempt each of them once or twice a week to get all of the muscles in your body working in a different way. Otherwise you may overdevelop some muscles but ignore some other important ones.Open Claim Calculator
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