Have you experienced injury during working out? Commonly, people will have an injury while they are doing a heavy workout without warming up first. Even walking or light workout can cause you an injury if you are not warming up. There are many other reasons for workout injury but every injury should be treated, you also should be aware of small injuries you have. Because if you do not treat it, sooner or later it can become serious and harm your body. You can go to a chiropractor to treat your injury and they can also help you lose a few pounds. There are several injury you need to be aware:
Bicep Tendon Rupture
The bicep muscle consists of two tendons, one tendon sticks to the shoulder and the another one attaches with the elbow or usually known as distal biceps tendon. Usually this tendon rupture happens when you lift a weight that is too heavy with one hand or when you drop the dumbbells too quickly. When the tendon ruptures, it will be accompanied by tremendous pain and bruise around the elbow area. There will be an obvious swelling in the upper arm that is caused by the impact of the stress in the tendon because it pulls weight that is too heavy.
When you have a bicep tendon rupture, you have to avoid any heavy lifting exercise. You need to rest your arm as much as possible to help your bicep heal more quickly. You have to wait until it heals before you go back to the gym, and make sure you work with the weight you can handle first, then slowly go to a weight that is more heavier.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Gym activities which put too much pressure on the wrist can decrease the amount of space in the carpal tunnel, increase the amount of tissue in the tunnel or increase the sensitivity of the median nerve are the main reason this syndrome happened. If you continue to put too much pressure it will cause the membranes which surround the tendons around the wrist to swell. It also can break your wrist bones, dislocate your bones or the space in the carpal tunnel will be taken up by bone spurs and put more pressure on the median nerve.
When you have this syndrome, avoid any activities that put too much pressure on your wrist such as push ups and planks that involve excessive bending of your wrist. When you are doing repeated motion, make sure you switch hands and position more often. Your form must be correct and reduce the consumption of the salt that can lead to fluid retention. By keeping your body in healthy weight can help you avoid this injury. Strengthening and keeping the flexibility of the muscle around your wrist also can reduce the risk to have this syndrome.
Shin splints are common injuries for runners and people who run or jump a lot. As per its name, it indicates various ailments involving pain in the shin area. This injury is marked by the inflammation of the muscle that causes pain through the inner edge of the shinbone. However, it can become worse and can turn into a stress fracture along the tibia. If this happens, it will cause searing pain every time you walk. Usually this injury was found among new athletes and runners. If the muscles surrounding the tibia or shin are tight, the entire area will be more stressed and the risk of shin splints will be higher.
The main reason shin splints happen is a sudden spike in the intensity and frequency of workouts. Therefore, if you want to avoid this injury, you should slowly increase your exercise intensity so your body can follow it. Always remember to do warming up before and then stretch your leg after the workout. Of course, you should wear proper footwear with good support and padding. If you return to running after this injury, you should start it slowly.
Without doubt, every athlete has experience with this injury. The hamstring is a group of four muscles at the back of the thigh that allows the leg to bend at the knee. The pulled hamstring injury happens when there is overstress with one or more of those muscles, it makes those muscles tear. If this injury is light, maybe the pain is tolerable. But in the worst case, the pain will be unbearable and make you unable to stand or walk alone. This injury also makes you experience tenderness around that area and pain in the back of the tight and lower buttock while walking, bending over or straightening the leg.
If you do not want experience pulled hamstring injury, you have to do warming up before and after working out. If you feel any kind of pain during working out, you can stop for a moment and start it again when you feel better. Strengthening your leg muscles, especially the hamstring, can lower your risk of having this injury. If you have this injury, make sure you get full recovery before doing a heavy workout again. Because reinjury the hamstring can lead you to permanent muscle dysfunction.