Recovering From Injury Made Simple

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Suffering from an injury happens to us all. Even when we live as carefully as we can, there’s times when hurting our bodies is unavoidable. This is even more true when you partake in physical activities on a regular basis, such as a sport or manual labor. 


When these times of pain strike, it’s important to know exactly what steps to take in order to make a speedy recovery. Sometimes a fastrack to peak fitness isn’t possible, but that doesn’t mean that you should ignore the ways you can alleviate the symptoms. If you’re in need of help while on the road to recovery, here are some useful tips to keep in mind.

Try RICE

This isn’t in reference to the food but to the technique RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. A lot of the time, this will undoubtedly be your first port of call, unless the injury is particularly bad. As you can see from the acronym and the words involved, this is a process of resting while taking care to reduce inflammation, with the compression part of this technique being among the most useful in the first 48 hours of injury. This is because you want to keep swelling to a minimum, hence the need from a compress. Thereafter, you want to keep your injury as elevated as possible, while also making sure to ice your injury several times a day. And, most importantly, make sure to rest. 

Professional Rehabilitation

For some people, the RICE method will prove enough to ease the aches and pains. However, if you’re suffering from an especially troublesome injury, one which is preventing you from returning to your normal lifestyle, then you should consider physiotherapy. Although this is something that may end up costing you money, depending on where you live, it’ll have the added benefit of you receiving first hand, professional help.

Take Your Time

It’s frustrating when you have to stop your usual activities and rest up. Nonetheless, while it can be infuriating, it’s a necessary part of the process, as too is easing back into your normal routine. If you’ve had two weeks off from running, don’t try and return to your usual regime on the first day back, as you’re almost guaranteed to aggravate the injury you’ve just recovered from. Instead, you need to opt for a gentler, lighter routine

Change Your Diet

This doesn’t mean a dramatic change, but to simply add more food into your diet that encourages healing. “Healing foods” are widely credited for being helpful in recovery, yet few people are advised about them, with most care providers focusing on the physical instead. Considering how certain foods can influence how well equipped our body is to handle an injury, it makes sense that you start introducing probiotics and more vitamins into your diet when you become unwell.

Injuries are an unpleasant experience, but they don’t have to be debilitating. If you seek the right help as soon as you become injured, you’ll be better set to recover.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. There are no affiliate links included in this post. All thoughts are my own and no other’s. This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC

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