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Exercising while injured

An injury can really set you back when you're trying to stay in shape. It's really important to rest the part of your body that is injured so that it heals quickly. Depending on where the injury is, there may be other parts of your body that you can exercise without aggravating the injury. This Tribe is for people to swap tips on how to keep up your fitness during recovery.

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Phil T Exercising while injured Tribe

I agree with Jim. If these 'old' challenges are not going to motivate you kick them into touch. Have a fresh look at your goals and targets and select some challenges that will help you reach these. At the end of t...

Kristin B Exercising while injured Tribe

Kristin here after a long hiatus. I had a bit of an accident at a mud run September 6th. Was jumping over a wall and heard a lovely pop in my knee as I extended. Tore my ACL and it is pretty much just hanging on by a few fibers. Left with a knee t...

Kevin G Exercising while injured Tribe

Beth, I know 2014 didn't quite pan out as you would have liked so why not take the opportunity to start 2015 with renewed vigour and focus. This years challenges will probably need to be completely different while you...

Bethany Megan W Exercising while injured Tribe

The thing is I have some exercise been given to me from my physiotherapist, but I find coming downstairs increasingly difficult and feels like I have a tight thigh and its weak. So was wondering if there was somethin...

John P Exercising while injured Tribe

John P Hello everyone, I'd like some advice on what training I can do, I currently have a hip flexor strain and (self diagnosed) have had this for some 10 weeks now, my fitness is dropping fast, any suggestions of what cardio I can do please?

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Eoin O Exercising while injured Tribe

Contributorgold Eoin O I appear to have strained a tendon (I think) in my forearm. Most likely lifting weights and pushing myself too much. It's been 4 weeks now and still sore, so there's very little training I can do with it. Physio thought it'd be ok by now. Anyone have this before and have any tips to heal it up?

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Also look up tennis elbow and golfers elbow, each is slightly different and have slightly different rehabs. There are stretches and strength exercises you can do. Do the strength, then the stretch after the muscles are warm, then roll it out. Severe cases will also require rest, ice, compression and elevation. I bought a couple of those Velcro ice packs from the drug store and use them after workouts.

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Hi Tom, it's at the top of the forearm just 3-4CM below the elbow. I was told to try rubbing it out with my fingers, but so far it's still 70% there. Don't want to try exercising it until I know I can use it. I can do push exercises with no pain (bench press) but not pull (pull ups)


The rehab excercises are very low impact, super light weight. I would also look into visiting a certified massage therapist to release any problems and work out inflammation. Then follow with ice, 20 on, 20 off, 20 on. Wear a long sleeve to reduce the burning sensation from the ice. If you don't have ice packs, run a little water in some zip locs and put them in the freezer. Take them out just before they freeze solid and you can conform them to your arm. Best of luck, I am going through this as well, hence my knowledge on the subject. All of what I am telling you has helped me tremendously over the last week and a half.

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Enya R Exercising while injured Tribe

I'm not currently injured, but I still worked out when I was. I broke part of my back while skiing in early 2011 and was obviously told not to ski or do high-impact training. So I decided to start riding on the spin bike at my house, not only did...

Nikita M Exercising while injured Tribe

Contributorsilver Nikita M broke my collarbone and feeling really bored during the times i usually go for runs... i dunno what to do


They are not as fun, but some straight leg raises, calf lifts etc, may be doable without straining your upper body, and keep some strength in your legs until you can start running again. Hope you are better by now though!

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