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Exercise and Injury

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What causes injury?

Excessive exercising can cause injuries.

Some injuries that can arouse from excessive
exercise are:

Sprains ­ Damage to a ligament, usually by
being stretched too much. For example, a
twisted ankle is when the foot turns over,
pulling the ligament to far, causing damage
and pain.

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The main symptoms of a sprain are pain and swelling in the affected
area. Treatment involves reducing these symptoms and creating the
right conditions for the injury to heal itself. If a sprain is not too
severe it can be treated using the RICE method.

REST- To avoid any further…

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physiotherapist. A physiotherapist may give
treatment to reduce pain or swelling (e.g.
RICE or cortisone injections) and therapies
(e.g Laser treatment) to speed up healing.
They will also advise on the best exercises to
do to rehabilitate after an injury. These may
be graded exercises, which steadily build up

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An exercise regime for a damaged knee for
example might consist of :-
1.Standing and tensing the muscles
without moving the knee.
2.Sitting with the lower leg hanger loose,
the slowly raising and lowering the lower
leg by bending the knee.
3.Stepping off and onto a low box.
4.Standing, and…


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