How to Protect Your Joints While Weightlifting
posted by Mitchell Larsen, MD | February 25, 2019
Although lifting weights seems like a relatively easy sport, it actually requires a great deal of commitment, dedication and practice. If you are careless in your approach to weightlifting, you risk sustaining sprains, strains, dislocation and even arthritis. Keep the following tips in mind when you hit the gym to prevent injury:
In life, mistakes are learning lessons. In weightlifting, they could mean serious injury. You can avoid harmful mistakes by keeping the following in mind:
If you did sustain a joint injury during a weightlifting session, or if you live with chronic joint pain, talk to your doctor about possible treatment. Your doctor may also be able to advise you of techniques you can use to minimize injury and keep your joints, and your body, healthy regardless of your exercise of choice.
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“10 Ways to Protect Your Joints.” Men’s Journal. https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/10-ways-protect-your-joints/
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.