Avoiding Pain & Injury During Exercise
- Q How can I prevent injuries while exercising?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineHere are some general guidelines to avoid getting hurt when exercising: Vary your exercise pattern. Don't do the same activity every single day, and certainly not more than two days in a row. If you go jogging three days a week, consider swimming on the... Full Answer
- Q How do I avoid injury when doing directed stretching for muscle pain?
Dr. Gerald M. Silverman, ChiropracticThe one thing you don't want to do with directed stretching is cause additional injury or trauma. Don't start directed stretching until you can do it without severe stabbing or shooting pain. It is vital not to cause any injury, so a gradual,... Full Answer
- Q How can I manage exercise-related rashes on my body?
Ben Kaminsky, DermatologyMany people complain of skin rashes after exercise, especially if their thighs rub together or clothing irritates the skin. This bright red patch is nothing more than inflamed skin or dermatitis. Sometimes the rash occurs when wetness is trapped next to... Full Answer
- Q What happens if I exceed my target heart range during exercise?
Dr. Vonda Wright, Orthopedic SurgeryIf you continually exercise above your target range, your heart may not be able to keep up with your oxygen demand, and you will switch from the efficient aerobic form of exercise to the inefficient anaerobic form. The anaerobic form produces... Full Answer