You resolved to get more physical activity this year and were off to a running start. You kept a schedule and noticed you had better endurance and functional strength.
“Fittest year ever” seemed like a reasonable goal. Then, you started feeling the burn — and not the good kind. Every athlete experiences an injury at some point. Sometimes, injuries happen when you try to do too much too soon, such as going from running from the couch to the fridge to trying to run five miles per day. Other times, poor form and bad luck are the culprits.
Whatever the reason, getting sidelined is no fun and is physically painful. Having the right products while you’re recovering and when you get back into it can help you manage exercise-related pain. Here are five to consider.
Poor form, overuse, and bad luck can all trigger exercise-related injuries. Make sure you’re stretching and taking rest days as needed. If you’re injured, call your doctor. They can assess whether or not you can continue to work out or need to take some time off. Heating and ice packs and other equipment, like compression socks and support belts, can help you manage pain while recovering and when you re-start your regimen. Always be aware of your surroundings. Ice and bumps in the road can all cause injury-causing slips and falls. Speak to a doctor before starting any new workout regimen.
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