You know you can avoid most of the critical injuries that render your feet and other joints completely sore and lethargic. You can begin by replacing your regular athletic shoes with footwear that is approved by your doctor or personal trainer at your gym. They will also suggest you to couple them with a good quality orthotics insole. You know the kind you see many athletes wear for their workout either on YouTube or at your gym? Yes, that’s the one and rest assured that they will be of great assistance when trying to avoid any sports injuries or attempting to recover from them. Apart from that you can do many other things that can prevent your feet or any body part for that matter from getting hurt or strained.
You Can Avoid Running On Uneven Surfaces
Don’t be too eager to run and climb on rocky terrains or uneven hills more often than your feet can take. You know how that ground is right? It has holes and bumps everywhere and also tree stumps, rocks and roots sticking out of the ground. Look for firmer surfaces to run on if you are practicing for a marathon or even if you are doing it for your daily fitness. Softer surfaces have more risk of collapsing under your feet and causing unnatural bends and twists.
Don’t Be Running Too High
Running uphill is an awesome idea but do understand that this path shouldn’t take you to “painsville.” Always build this up gradually to avoid any potential injuries. Don’t shock your body by going too steep from the very first step. Don’t run downhill too fast because it can often cause more injuries than when you are running uphills!
Pay Attention To Your Body
If you experience pain or sprain in your foot and ankle or if you feel or see any redness or swelling in any part of your feet, it is time to calm down and pause for while. Learn to identify and understand the signs that your body is trying to convey to you. This will also prevent any recurrent injuries from getting worse that you might be suffering from. Often we forget or just avoid how a particular injury or problem with a certain joint or muscle made our lives difficult in the past. This becomes clearer when we suffer from another major hit to the same joint or muscle group. It brings back the same pain and this is when it all starts. Recurring injuries are thus very much a result of ignorance and carelessness combined with the same movements. We need to understand what movements and positions and forms of exercises are going to cause us the same problems that we came out of after a long struggle.
Getting Away With Recurring Injuries
In order to prevent any recurring injuries you need to make note of all those movements and exercises that cause a specific range of motion in your limbs or muscles. These motions are what cause your joint or muscle to come in that same position that has led to an injury before. By using the right support or brace or grips and wraps around the affected area you can prevent the motion from triggering the same response in your muscles and save yourself from contracting the same injury that you recovered from after such a long time.
Remember, it will take you time to get used to those wraps, compression sleeves and grips, braces or even orthotics that intend to keep your limbs or muscles in a certain position. All these are different forms of support wearables and intend to keep you from injuring yourself. With time you will get used to them and gradually you may even be able to work out without them.