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What to do when you're injured and hit rock bottom....

Why???

What do I do when injury strikes and it all goes wrong?!

I’ve been training well, I’m going further, lifting more, lasting longer and all of a sudden an injury!! I’ve pulled a muscle or got a strain or sprain that’s really reducing my progress!!

And worst of all – I can’t train on it…arghhhh!!!!!! What do I do!!!

 

Well – first things first we’re not sports therapists or doctors at FreshFit UK.

We team with a company called Fleet Sports Therapy and trust in them through their lead therapist Lyndsey to fix most things from aches and sprains to long term needs.

 

However…

Often we find that when people suddenly get injured or pick up a strain or niggle it’s through one of two things.. either over use or jumping ahead in their training too quickly.

We love what we do at FreshFit UK – it’s that simple, we’re an alternative to boot camps and our training compliments local running groups and clubs.. we’re enthusiasts and with that we have experience.

So what to do?

If you pick up a running injury such as a strained muscle it can be very sore, and certainly very frustrating…

Instead of reaching for every fitness gimmick on the market the first checks we make are:

How far have I run recently?

Have I “upped” my mileage recently? (maybe too much).

Have I become a runner in the last year having done pretty much nothing before that?

Am I running too hard when I run?

What surfaces do I run most on?

What was the weather like on the day I felt the strain?

Have I been taking care of my flexibility with quality stretching?

Did slip or fall when out and about?

Have I been ill recently and when was the last time I rested?

If it’s a bodyweight exercise induced strain then many of the running questions come into effect.

Have I increased my workout frequency recently? (maybe too much).

Am I training too hard?

What was the weather like on the day I felt the strain?

Have I been taking care of my flexibility with quality stretching?

Did slip or fall when out and about?

Have I been ill recently and when was the last time I rested?

But also, it’s really important getting someone to check out your form whilst performing the bodyweight exercise to ensure you’re doing it correctly.

 

At the end of the day we read a lot about foam rollers, magic knobbly balls, hot/cold treatment and shockwave treatment, some of these work – but not all.

 

If you become self analytical of what you’re doing then you can solve most light injuries yourself, wind your training back briefly before moving it on once you’re recovered and stronger.

Whom to see?

If you’ve gone through the check lists, come to logical conclusions and made some adjustments and yet still that’s not working then make an appointment to see Fleet Sports Therapy.

They’ll get you back and training in no time..