How do I know how much to exercise while healing?
How much exercise should you do while recovering from a soft tissue injury? The last thing you want to do is aggravate the injury or make it worse. So, what kind of exercise is best, and for how long?
There’s more than one answer to those questions. Many things about your recovery depend on your individual injury or condition – you may have a very different experience with plantar fasciitis, for example, than a friend might. Always be aware of your injury during any kind of movement or exercise – if it hurts, don’t do it. Pain during exercise, especially sharp pain, is an indication that the exercise is irritating your injury. One of the most important parts of healing is respecting your limits.
What kind of exercise is best?
It is true that the more rest you allow yourself, the better and quicker your injury will recover. However, some exercise can be very beneficial to the healing process. Non-weight bearing exercise like bicycling or swimming is best. These types of exercise help naturally decrease your inflammation by avoiding putting more pressure on your injury.
It’s a good idea to be more gentle with yourself and your injury than you think you need to. Try starting off with ten or fifteen minutes of exercise, and increase according to your comfort from there. Your circulation can greatly benefit from exercise, and that will only help you to heal more quickly.
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