Knowing Your Limits
A Kier Cowand Public Service Announcement
No Pain No Gain
This may be a great way to exercise but taking a break while doing it is required.
This needs to stay active but you don't want to overwork it.
Build up your endurance to not have to take too many breaks.
The PRICE Method
P- Protect the injured part from further injury by keeping it still. Try not to move it to much. Moving may make the pain worse.
R- Rest the injured part.
I- Ice the part using an ice pack.
C- Compress, or put put pressure on, the part using an elastic bandage. This will keep your injury from swelling. It will also help keep that part of the body motionless. Just be careful not to wrap the bandage too tightly. This could cut of the flow of blood.
E- Evaluate the injured part above the level of the heart.