Knee Injury Treatment and Prevention!
Knee injuries are some of the most dreaded injuries to an athlete. From runners’ knee to ACL or MCL injuries, the results can be devastating to any workout regimen. Even more daunting is when these injuries begin to interrupt your everyday life. It is extremely important to take care of your knees. Whether you are treating an injury or preventing injuries, check out these tips to make sure your knees are always walk, run, jump, and climb ready!
Many of us ignore injuries and take the ‘walk it off’ approach, but this can aggravate a knee injury and turn something small into a bigger problem, if the right amount of rest isn’t given. Luckily, most injuries can be treated by the R.I.C.E. method! For minor injuries that don’t require a doctor’s visit, combine Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation to help ease pain and heal an injury. Luckily, Dr. Cool ice wraps provide ice and compression therapy in one convenient, flexible, chemical-free ice wrap that goes everywhere you go! The ice wraps are available in three sizes to work on any body part, and come in 11 fun colors.
Keeping your body healthy and injury free means continuing a constant balance between pushing forward and not pushing too hard. Many athletes neglect important steps such as warming up before a workout or stretching after a workout. Also paying attention to the wear and tear of shoes and keeping them up to date. Try these tips to avoiding injuries.
- Do some pre-season conditioning for your sport or activity. Get strong. Become flexible.
- Make training changes gradually instead of all at once.
- Always warm up. Between 5-10 minutes of light cardio and stretching.
- Start your first practices or workouts gently and slowly. Work up gradually to more aggressive play or training.
- Use proper equipment in good condition.
- Learn and practice good technique.
We can’t stress the importance of taking care of injuries and taking steps in the future to avoid them. Ignoring minor injuries often turn into much larger ailments that can persists for years. Be kind to your body and remember Dr. Cool Wraps have you covered for all of your recovery needs!