What to do when your back or knee hurts after working out

As we start to prepare for beach season, we might feel inclined to start hitting it a little harder at the gym – going more often or ratcheting up the intensity. Whatever we do, it’s important to do it safely. If not, we put ourselves at risk of injury. In this article, we will share some of the most common injuries arising from working out improperly and what to do about them.

 

Scrapes and abrasions

Admit it – you’ve watched those videos of athletes jumping onto boxes or risers higher than their waist, and you want to try it. Not so fast! Make sure you level up to jumping on boxes – since most of them have rough edges, missing your jump could mean you’re missing a hunk of skin. Doing deadlifts and clean and jerks can results in scrapes, too, not to mention playing team sports.

 

If you finish working out and you find that you have less skin than you had before – or you somehow get a deep cut (but you’re not losing a lot of blood) – don’t go to the emergency room. Come to our urgent care clinic in Palm Beach Gardens instead to get stitched up.

 

Back pain

Cross training like Crossfit and Orange Theory is great for everyone from beginners to serious athletes, but form is important. Whether you’re doing lunges, deadlifts and swings for the first time or the 100th, you have to pick appropriate weights and do the move correctly. Lifting too heavy for your muscles or using improper form can result in the worst pain of all – back pain. If you want to make sure you can get out of bed in the morning without pain, work with a trainer.

 

But if you have already injured yourself, find your way to our walk in clinic in Palm Beach Gardens to get your back checked out and, if necessary, grab a referral to rehabilitation.

 

Knee pain

The main sources of knee pain are sports that involve twisting or jumping and repetitive activities like running. But if you haven’t done a lunge or a squat in a while, these, too, can cause pain. If you haven’t aligned your knees and ankles properly, or if you are pushing off in the wrong way, you might be putting too much stress on your ligaments.

 

Again, we emphasize that working out with a trainer is the best approach, but if you are already experiencing knee pain, your best solution is hobbling into to our walk in clinic in Palm Beach Gardens.

 

Urgent Care Palm Beach Gardens – Get treated quickly

When you are done at the gym and you realize something’s wrong with your back or knee or you suspect you might need stitches, don’t hesitate to get treatment at a clinic where you don’t have to wait. Our urgent care clinic in Palm Beach Gardens treats acute problems like back pain, joint pain, stitches, sprains and strains and more. We are open 7 days a week to be there when you need us.