Joint injuries are no joke. You step the wrong way, turn awkwardly, get up to fast, and something pops. The pain remains, and you are not sure if you can really stress that joint with exercises until it fully heals, right?
Exercise can help us get your joint mobility back and denying yourself any physical exercise will not do you any good. Here are few tips to help you keep exercising without hurting your joints.
Warm-ups are very important
Warm-ups are important for completely healthy people who work out, let alone those who have an injury. Getting your muscles working at their maximum capacity and your tendons warmed up is a big help to your joints as some of the strain is taken from them. It is amazing how many healthy people skip warm-ups and end up getting hurt as a direct consequence of that.
Mobility exercises for recovery
If you are experiencing chronic pain and you want to work to relive it, you might want to add mobility exercises to your routine. Yoga is a good idea since it improves muscle flexibility, stability, and overall joint mobility. This is something that professional athletes’ resort to and, if it works for them, it will work for you.
Foam rollers are an inexpensive investment that makes your life a lot easier. They can help you stretch out joints and there are a lot of exercises that you can do by using it. If you want to secure your joints, braces are a good idea.
Knees are problematic in a lot of situations but ACL knee braces can help you go through regular activities without worrying about your knees going the wrong way and hurting even further.
Swimming, or if you can’t swim just exercises done while in the pool, are great for your joints. Basically, this is the best way to exercise without putting a strain on your joints as they are not holding your body weight.
Furthermore, swimming is a full body exercise that will build up your entire body evenly. Swimming is recommended in situations when patients are dealing with a discus hernia for exactly those reasons.
It is a bit complicated to organize a work out regime when you are dealing with faulty joints but it isn’t impossible and it will help you with your recovery.
About Author: The author of this blog is a content marketer who formally worked at Fitness Advise. A writer by day and a reader by night, he loathes discussing himself in the third person but can be persuaded to do so from time to time.