Sometimes we can do something wrong even if we had the best of intentions. While this phrase is true in basically any situation in life, here at DiBella Chiropractic we deal mostly with the physical side of things. In this current correspondence, I want to talk about hurting yourself while trying to be healthy. If you’ve ever gone running or headed to the gym to work out only to find that you are extremely sore afterwards, you know exactly what I mean. You are trying to keep your body in good shape and all of a sudden you just hurt. Believe me, you are not alone. I recently hurt my ankle trying to work out, so I really sympathize with anyone else going through this right now. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to help.
When you have a hurt joint, you likely don’t want to do anything. Sometimes that is exactly what the doctor ordered, so to speak. Depending on the injury, you may just need a day or two to recuperate. Lying in bed and watching television may be exactly what you need to do. Just make sure that a habit doesn’t develop, otherwise you will be right back where you started before you were exercising.
Another thing that you may want to do is take a nice warm shower or bath. This can help to loosen up any muscles that may have tightened in order to protect the injury. Stay in there for a while with the hot water hitting the affected area and see if it helps. If water isn’t an option, or if you are just don’t want to take another shower, you can try a heating pad to recreate this feeling. You may even want a heated massaging unit, but be careful with those as they can sometimes cause further damage to an injury.
If you ask me, your best option to recover from an injury that you sustained during exercise is to come into DiBella Chiropractic for an adjustment. A simple manipulation of your back or other joints can have you feeling like new in no time. You may even get rid of pain that you didn’t notice you were carrying with you. Come in today and see what we can do for you. You might be amazed at how much of a difference it makes for you!