Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Injuries Part 1 (5000 views !)

Welcome to 5.14 Fitness,








So about a month and a half ago, I released a post thank you all for 3000 views of the blog, well within the 5 days prior to this post we managed to smash 5000 views! To put this in to context, we managed 2000 in less than 2 months. This is absolutely mental and we are so grateful to all the supporters of this blog. Our most viewed post has around 55 on its own, we still have 10 people who have added the blog to their reading list, this is great but if there is an area we need to improve it would be here, on Google plus my page has roughly 160 followers which is great and over 235,000 views again more following is to be targeted but we can hardly complain.




This post is not entirely a landmark post, as I know that a lot of readers prefer actual content posts so I am also adding a new back to basics post to this on injuries it should have 2 parts to this post, second past to be released a later date.




Strains




Strains are a form of soft tissue injury that we commonly get due to overstretching our muscles, when we either twist or wrench the muscle aggressively/awkwardly/too far. As a result of straining the muscle this area is likely to become weakened and stands a chance of becoming a reoccurring issue. You are more likely to avoid strains if you warm up properly to ensure muscles are elastic and limber, however if, during your activity your muscles contract and relax quickly and repeatedly strains become difficult to miss. To treat this type of injury you would apply the RICEM method, Rest Ice Compression Elevation Movement, and if it does not seem to get better after a long rest time visit a doctor.

Sprains




Sprains are another form of soft tissue injury but this time effecting joints rather than muscles (strains). This happens when ankle or wrist joints are twisted suddenly, this could be whilst changing direction or landing heavily. This tears the ligament (attaches muscles to bones)at the joint , sprains can sometimes be avoided by strengthening that area by weight training ,more exercise targeting this area or more vitamin D and calcium which strengthens bones and joints. To treat this type of injury you would apply the RICEM method, Rest Ice Compression Elevation Movement, and if it does not seem to get better after a long rest time visit a doctor.

Tennis Elbow




Tennis elbow is an injury that we get from overusing the elbow joint, the tendons become weak from overuse. This injury often occurs from playing too much tennis (hence the name) but could be from any racket sport or activity similar, often by using an incorrectly sized racket, leaving you with an inflamed and sore elbow. You are more likely to avoid this injury if moderate the amount of time you spend playing the sport and by making sure the equipment you are using is the correct size. To treat this type of injury you would apply the RICEM method, Rest Ice Compression Elevation Movement, and if it does not seem to get better after a long rest time visit a doctor.
to be continued.....


Thanks for 5000 views next landmark being 10,000 so make sure you keep checking out the blog and older posts etc, follow the blog and me, plus one everything and please comment ideas as well- work hard and peace!




Jason




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