Inevitably, injuries occur. Often we incur overuse injuries due to improper form or even too much of a good thing. Depending on the injury and the medical professional, there are a number of methods to help treat injuries. Here are a few to consider.

  • Acupuncture
  • Compression and/or Elevation
  • Contrast therapy
  • Heat (sauna, steam, hot tub etc.)
  • Massage therapy
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Physical therapy
  • R.I.C.E., a treatment method for soft tissue injury which is an acronym for Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Reflexology
  • Stretch, Yoga
  • 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