Recuperating from an injury is always a challenge. If the injury you suffered is impacting your mobility, it is best to gradually ease yourself into a daily routine. Performing a few exercises every day will slowly improve the strength of your injured muscles. Here are a few exercises you may be able to do after an injury.
Stretching exercises are a great way to loosen up your body, get it used to physical exertion, and test our the muscles in and around the injured area. Perform gentle neck, shoulder, wrist, arm and back stretches for about five minutes. Slight pain in your muscles is to be expected, especially if they are tight. However, if you feel any pain that is not commonly associated with stretching, stop immediately.
Slow to Medium Paced Jogging
If walking and stretching did not cause any extreme discomfort, continue your injury rehab with slow to medium paced jogging. Be very careful during this exercise. You do not want to over exert your body, because that will set back your recovery by a few days. Jog for 3-5 minutes. Walk for another few minutes.
If you have recently suffered an injury, training on the elliptical is a great way to get back in shape. The elliptical is perfect for burning calories, improving cardiovascular endurance, and providing mild strain on all your muscles. Since no muscles are heavily strained by the elliptical, it helps you get used to exercising again without risking further damage to the injured parts of your body.
Body Specific Exercises
Ankle Exercises: seated calf raises, toe raises, and ankle rotations.
Knee Exercises: sit and stand repeatedly, continued knee extension, squats and lunges.
Back and Shoulder Exercises: Yoga
Yoga is a great way to work your whole body, especially if you recently suffered a back or shoulder injury. Complete the yoga moves at your own pace, stopping for a break every time you feel tired or in pain.
Injury recuperation can be extremely stressful, especially if you have to take time off work. Medical expenses can also pile up in such situations, along with every day costs. Taylor & Blair, a Vancouver BC lawyer, suggests that a personal injury claim should be filed as soon as possible. Waiting too long to file a claim may give the incorrect impression that your initial injuries were not that serious.