Here is a list of some fantastic recovery methods and injury treatments to consider. These are also very useful as preventative methods. Always consult a health practitioner before beginning treatment.

 Injury Treatment

Acupuncture and/or reflexology

Compression, and Elevation

Contrast therapy

Heat (sauna, steam, hot tub etc.)


Physical therapy

R.I.C.E., a treatment method for soft tissue injury which is an acronym for Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation


Take a break from exercises, up to one week

Visualization to speed healing

Work other joints

REFERENCE: Exercise Standards and Guidelines Reference Manual, ©1995 Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Sherman Oaks, CA.