Dealing With Sports Injuries

Dealing With Sports Injuries

Dealing With Sports Injuries

As an athlete your body is exposed to the elements and also subject to wear and tear of injuries. Keeping that competitive edge is essential to staying ahead of the competition. Hydration and nutrition is important to help the body heal from injuries. When the body is injured how it is treated will determine how soon you can return and how it will affect your body long term.

When dealing with injuries heat and ice therapy can be beneficial to our bodies.  Using cold therapy if an area is red, swollen, inflamed, or if it's an acute injury, meaning an injury that just occurred, you want to cool the area down and prevent any inflammation. Heat will generally be used to prepare a body part or a portion of your arm or leg for exercise. It helps in increasing blood flow or circulation, increasing tissue elasticity or flexibility, and it will just help warm up or prepare the body part to accept the exercise or the stretching that the athlete will be doing to the area. You can use heat or cold in conjunction with exercise.

The healing process starts after the injury takes place the body has the ability to heal itself depending on your health at the time of injury. Do you have an allergy to medications, certain foods or is there a chronic injury and or illness present? Does your food intake allow your body the nutrients it needs to help your body rid itself of waste?

Not having the ability to rid your body of waste will reduce the efficiency of the operation of bodily functions. Are you making improvements to your body with your diet? Is it compatible to what your body can and can’t digest? Does your diet provide you with the vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly so that when an injury happens you can be in a position for a proper recovery? As a former high school track star and advocate of health and Fitness I have had injuries to deal with Back, Neck wrist and hand until I provided my body with the right nutrients my injuries were chronic and difficult to deal with.

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