If you are an athlete or a fitness enthusiast, you should pay close attention to your body’s warning signs.
Recreational athletes can help prevent injuries by a brief warm up, then stretching, before exercise.
Fatigue and pain are usually a signal that you are pressing too hard. Be sure to stretch thoroughly before your work-out, and stop before you are exhausted.
Stress injuries can also result from poor muscle balance, lack of flexibility, or weakness in soft tissues caused by previous injuries.
These injuries to the muscle, bone ligaments, and tendons may require a prolonged amount of time to heal, in spite of appropriate care.
Consult your orthopaedic surgeon for treatment of these injuries to the soft tissue and bone. Besides treating the problem, he or she can develop a program of exercise or rehabilitation to restore function.