Whilst the physical benefits of regular exercise are usually wholly positive, exercising too strenuously can also cause stresses and strains for the body. For example, injuries can often occur in contact sports such as football and rugby, winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding and extreme sports.
Exercise can also be a cause of pain of back or joint pain because you are not wearing the right equipment, shoes or clothing, or simply employing the correct techniques in whatever sport you happen to be playing (e.g. golf, squash, cycling, dancing, weight lifting).
Hints and Tips
- Always be adequately prepared for whatever competitive sport you happen to be playing, ensuring that you are investing in the right clothing, equipment, shoes and employing the correct techniques in whatever sport you happen to be playing.
- Make the most of expert advice, be it a coach or instructor to avoid injury, or a manual therapist or osteopath if you happen to be playing it.
- Try to take advantage of the rehabilitative treatments which are on offer. Sports massage, Deep Tissue massage and osteopathy are worth consideration if you find yourself suffering from sprains, strains or tensions as a result of strenuous exercise.
- If you do suffer an injury or experience physical strain or discomfort, it’s important to see a medical professional, or manual therapist as soon as possible.