Top 12 Exercise Injuries: Treatment and Prevention


1. Stay on Track

Whether you’re new to exercise or have trained for years, you want to do everything you can to take care of your body. After all, working out is one of the best things you can do for yourself, including your heart, bones, and even your mood. See if you need to make some changes so these common injuries don’t bench you.


2. Sprain

It tears the tissue that connects your bones (ligaments), often when you fall or get hit. The area (usually a knee, ankle, or wrist) may be swollen, bruised, and hard to use. Treat it with RICE for the first 2 days:

Rest: Lie down and keep your weight off
Ice: 20 minutes at a time
Compression: Wrap bandage for support
Elevation: Raise the hurt area (above your nose if possible)
Talk to your doctor if it still hurts after 2 weeks.