If your pain isn’t going away, and you know it’s not DOMS, learn how to stop it – or what part of your workout is causing it.
What falls into this category?
- Muscle strains or tears
- Sprained ankle
- Shoulder injury
- Knee or hip injury
- Wrist sprain, RSI
- Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)
- Low back injury, chronic disc issues
- Overuse injury/RSI
What are the symptoms?
It depends on the injury, however the pain can be sudden/during or straight after a movement, or can also be ‘delayed’ and noticed to develop over the following 24-48 hrs after performing an exercise. Symptoms may include:
- Painful movement
- Inflammation (hot/swollen)
- Weakness of the muscle or movement
- Pain that has built up over a number of weeks
When should I get treatment?
Simply: If you don’t know what it is, or if it keeps coming back. Weight training and cardio is great! We want you to be able to continue the path that helps you achieve your goals. Small issues may become a common occurrence, and may affect your daily tasks. It is best to stop something in its track if it’s not getting better, as tissues often take longer to heal the longer the injury/problem has been around. Sometimes they can be a lot easier to deal with than you think, and most people fear we’re about to tell them to stop training.
What treatments help?
- Improve pain symptoms to get you moving again – education about what is causing the issue
- Adjusting your current program
- Hands on treatment to improve the issue
- Exercises to support the issue and prevent further injury
- We can help your exercises or use of gym machines with good technique or to adjust a program