It’s always so hard to tell people that they can’t do a particular activity because of their pain, problem or injury…
And most of us health professionals, who understand the huge benefits to staying active and mobile are very hesitant to say ‘stop’ exercising altogether!
Keeping active is of great benefit to your body’s healing systems– in reducing inflammation, reducing your pain perception, reducing your risk of your symptoms or the injury becoming chronic (i.e. long term) and maintaining your cardiovascular health.
In most cases, there’s usually a safe way of modifying what you can do, so you can stay as active as possible!
You just need to keep in mind some boundaries I give my patients so they can exercise with confidence that they’re doing more good than harm.
These parameters help you monitor how any exercise is affecting the injured area, the other parts of your body and your body’s response and reaction systems.
In this post I’m going to share the first thing to consider when exercising while you’ve got soreness, even pain, stiffness or an injury.