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7 Common Gym Injuries and Managing it Without Medications

Injuring the body while trying to achieve a fitness goal can be a major set-back. It’s annoying as it limits you from achieving your target and it’s also worrying because you are concerned about its severity and how long it would take to get back to your active lifestyle.

How do you know when to wear brace, when to rest the part, when to change your footwear and when to see a physiotherapist? Below is a list of commonly occurring injuries in people with fitness goals. Physiotherapists have been extensively trained to manage ailments and help in rehab without the use medications. For most injuries, the first intervention recommended is usually PRICE: Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Not heat. Do NOT use heat balm or rub vigorously when you have an acute injury.


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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a broad term that encompasses conditions which affect joints. Broadly speaking, the structures which protect and reinforce the joint become damaged and the patient starts to experience pain, stiffness and inflammation. For instance, the cartilage, which is the tissue that covers the bone surface and allows ease of movement wears out and the bone tissue grinds against itself causing a lot of discomfort to the patient. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis.

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