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Greatist Podcast: How to Overcome Exercise Injuries
Injuries are no fun, but they can be managed with the right tips. In this episode of the Greatist Podcast, Eugene “Bo” Babenko, a doctor in physical therapy, joins us to talk about how to treat the most common sports injuries and return to your favorite activities in the safest possible manner. Click below to listen to the podcast right on our site!
What You Will Learn from This Episode
00:00 – Why you don’t need to drink eight glasses of water every day.
2:16 – The first thing you should do if you think you're developing a training injury.
3:16 – How long you should wait before going to the doctor after an injury.
6:00 – Should you train through injuries?
7:16 – How to stay active when you're injured.
8:12 – Does "Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation" help heal injuries?
11:09 – The one choice “Bo” made in the last week to become healthier.
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MCE...sounds more efficient than RICE! Just wanted to share an experience that has helped me in my physical health: I've developed chronic tendonitis in my wrist and elbows over the years from strenuous overuse; the go-to treatment was always to hit the fridge and grab an ice pack or frozen vegetables (peas were the best!). But after seeing a hand specialist in PT, she told me that cold generally doesn't do well on the wrists. Instead, I was asked to switch over to heat instead and try to increase ROM after heating up my wrist. A few months later with a ton of tenacity involved, I beat tendonitis and my wrists haven't been in pain since ! But I still do the RICE method of bruises...just not on chronic wrist injuries.