Sports fans are often witness to professional athletes on television succumbing to injuries just like regular folks. Just take for example the case of Atlanta, Georgia native Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets. In a 2012 game, Howard (then playing for Orlando Magic) attempted to block an opponent's shot and instead ended up on the floor with excruciating back pain. A few days later, he had to undergo a herniated disc surgery which sidelined him for the rest of the season.
This Sunday in CNN’s documentary Big Hits, Broken Dreams, Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about the big-time injuries that sideline our professional athletes. But what about the ones that sideline us regular guys? According to ABC News Medical Consultant Dr. Raj, CEO of Beverly Hills Orthopedic Institute, it just takes one injury to stop you from working out for a long time.
So what can regular people in Johns Creek do when they get injured while exercising? Adam Dachis of Lifehacker.com suggests that they see a doctor immediately, especially when there is significant pain. He also recommends that people with painful injuries should refrain from engaging in any physical activity until they have consulted with a professional.
If some pain persists even after professional consultation and treatment, it may be difficult to go back to a regular workout routine even after the doctor has given a go-signal. However, Richard Laliberte of Fitness Magazine writes that people can try to endure the pain and push themselves harder. He points out that to successfully complete their fitness training in Johns Creek, people will have to make full use of their “mind over matter” coping strategies.
Still, there may be some mental trauma making one fearful of getting injured again, which can discourage people from achieving their goal of staying fit and healthy. When this happens, they can consider hiring a personal trainer in Johns Creek to lend a hand. Reliable personal trainers, like the ones from Fitness Together Personal Training Studio, make sure each exercise is done properly and safely to avoid injuries.
Getting injured during a workout can be a debilitating experience. However, this should not put a stop to one's intention of getting in shape. Fortunately, a personal trainer can help individuals get back into the saddle again, and ensure that they exercise properly the next time around to avoid further injuries.
(From Your Top 4 Gym Mistakes, MensHealth.com, Published 28 January 2012)