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Common Workout Injuries and How to Heal Them - Home GP service for workout injury in Manilva

Home GP service for workout injury in Manilva

A workout injury can occur to anyone, regardless of your background or fitness level. Even walks can trigger some kind of injury. In here we talk about the most common workout injuries, how to heal them and when to call our home GP service for workout injury in Manilva.


Common Workout Injuries

Low Back Pain

Low back pain may result from straining the muscles around the spine due to overuse, bulging or serious damage to the spinal disk, or macrotraumatic disk injury.

How to heal low back pain:

  • Cold and heat therapies
  • Physical activity: Work with your doctor to develop an exercise program, or seek a referral to another health professional who can.


Shoulder Strain

Rotator cuff tendinopathy is a microtrauma / overuse injury that is usually caused by training programming mistakes, overweight development, and inappropriate form.

How to heal shoulder strain:

  • Cold compresses can help reduce swelling in the shoulder. Cooling also helps to numb sharp pain. 
  • Heat helps to relax tense muscles and soothe a stiff shoulder
  • Muscle relaxants may help treat pain if you have muscle tension or spasms around the shoulder joint. Talk with our our home GP service for workout injury in Manilva to get a prescription.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Knee Pain)

Knee patellofemoral syndrome is characterized as generalized vague pain of the knee cap and is often associated with poor tracking of the patella in the troclear groove (space between the two knuckles of the lower thigh bone).

How to heal knee pain:

  • Rest your knee
  • Ice your knee to ease pain and swelling
  • Wrap your knee. Use an elastic bandage, patellar straps, or sleeves to give it extra support.
  • Elevate your leg on a pillow when you sit or lie down.


Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can occur for a number of reasons, but the common injury is lateral epicondyllitis, or "tennis elbow," which is a microtrauma injury, specifically tendinosis.

How to heal elbow pain:

  • Protect. Keep the area from getting further injury.
  • Rest. Avoid the activity that caused your injury.
  • Ice
  • Compression. Use a compression bandage to reduce swelling.
  • Elevation


Shin Splints

Shin splints are muscles that are overworked at the front of the lower leg, causing pain in the shining region.

How to heal shin splints:

  • Rest your body. It needs time to heal.
  • Ice your shin to ease pain and swelling. Do it for 20-30 minutes every 3 to 4 hours for 2 to 3 days, or until the pain is gone.
  • Use insoles or orthotics for your shoes
  • Take anti-inflammatory painkillers, if our home GP service for workout injury in Manilva recommends them.



Hip Pain

Hip issues are commonly caused by excessive exercise intensity, too much uphill running, tightness, and muscle imbalances.

How to heal hip pain:

  • Rest and keep weight off your hip for a while
  • Try over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Apply cold packs to the hip (15 minutes several times a day) to reduce swelling and pain.



When to call our home GP service for workout injury in Manilva

If you have an injury due to a workout or exercise you have done and think you need to be seen by a doctor, contact our home GP service for workout injury in Manilva.