Myths sometimes weigh so heavily on your mind that you may not be even able to isolate them from actual facts. Same holds true with injury myths. You may often fall victim to such popular beliefs. It’s time to debunk the biggest injury myths circulating around you. Here is everything you need to forget and everything you need to know about injuries.
Myth 1. All Pain Is Good
Yes, any exercise schedule comes with its fair share of aches and pains. We all believe in the ‘no pain, no gain’ principle. But, that is not always true. There is always an initial pain associated with any effort. If you stop your visit to the gym at the first sign of pain, then you may never do any exercise at all. Good pain shows the positive change by which your body adapts to the new activity in your life. But if it is acute pain linked with injury or illness, there is no ‘gain’
Myth 2. Stick To Stretching
If you don’t have a flexible body, the first advice you get is to do more stretching. Yes, stretching is important. But, there are other factors you need to consider before stretching out more. When your muscles do extra work than they should be, you will end up with tight muscles. These muscles might be doing the job of some underactive muscle. Or else, there is another reason, which you may have never thought of. Your muscle feels the tightness when they are actually lengthened and weakened. In order to save you from further
Myth 3. Your Hip Pain Is Just A Hip Problem
A common misconception among us. If you have a shoulder pain, you are all set to treat it as a shoulder problem. But, the fact is that it may be related to some other part of your body. Your body does not work in isolation. It’s an ideal example of teamwork. If there is a problem in one area, it might be reflected as pain in some other area. The site of your pain and the source of it may not be the same. To recover from the injury you need to sort it out first.
Myth 4. Rest Is What You Need For Recovery
Myth 5. Orthotics Is Good For You
Well, it is not. Sometimes, it may make things worse. It interferes with the way you move. Your body will have to make adjustments for a proper
Surprised to see these myths debunked? This is why you need a professional trainer or a coach. Instead of doing it alone in the wrong way, you should seek help. They will guide you and treat your injury well.