In daily life, lower leg injury can be said to be the most common type of sports injury, which may occur during exercise or while walking. It takes a while for the legs to return to a normal state of health, and the length of time depends on the severity of the injury. But no matter how long the time is, under normal circumstances, the lower legs will eventually recover slowly and naturally. However, it must be said that the leg is very important in daily life, and its injury is very inconvenient for our walking and sports. So, is there any way to shorten the recovery time? Here are four suggestions for faster recovery from lower leg injuries.
Get Treatment in Time
After the lower leg is injured, you must first lie down on the spot immediately, and apply ice to the damaged area immediately. After ice application, the blood vessels can be constricted, which can achieve the purpose of hemostasis and pain relief. Then, after the ice compress is used to stop the bleeding, you should see a doctor immediately. Because you don’t know the extent of your lower leg injury. Different degrees of injury of the lower leg, the treatment method is also different. So in order to better recover, it is better to consult a doctor, regardless of the severity of the injury. If it is mild, you can consult your own family doctor or community doctor, if it is serious, you can go to the hospital. After getting the doctor’s treatment, be sure to follow the doctor’s advice and take the medicine on time if the medicine is prescribed. At the same time, getting enough calcium and vitamins is also important for bone strength. Ask your doctor if you need supplements. If necessary, remember to take it on time. These can make your leg injury recover faster.
Get Adequate Rest
Be sure to get plenty of rest after a lower leg injury. If the symptoms of your lower leg injury are mild, adequate rest will allow it to recover naturally without the need for other measures. Don’t let the muscles on the damaged parts of the lower legs exert any more force, which is not conducive to the repair of the muscles, thereby delaying the rapid recovery of the muscles after the strain. And adequate rest can not only allow your muscles to recover quickly, but also delight your mood. A happy mood can speed up the recovery of any disease.
Use Mobility Aids Correctly
If you cannot rest at home due to work, school, or other reasons and must go out, then a walker is recommended. A walker can help you walk. Using a walker can reduce the pressure on your legs and make them recover faster. When it comes to walking aids, your first reaction is definitely crutches. It is true that crutches can help you walk instead of calves and make you recover quickly. But in fact, in addition to traditional crutches, there are other alternatives to crutches. For example, Knee Scooter and Knee Crutch, are both good choices. The following are their benefits and differences:
Crutches is a traditional and important medical rehabilitation auxiliary walking aid. It is cheap, easy to
use, and carry. It usually uses the armpit as a focal point to support the person to move slowly. If you have strong upper limbs, crutches are a good choice. But crutches have an obvious disadvantage, that is, they will wear out the skin if they are used for too long. In addition, crutches are not very stable and not very safe.
Knee crutches are a kind of crutches that do not require hands. It is a new type of crutches that has just appeared. It helps people walk and stand by focusing on the knees. The advantage is that it is more flexible, independent and free, and it is very convenient to wear it up and downstairs. But it can only apply to most people, not everyone. And it may be more dangerous if you fall.
Knee scooter is also a new kind of walker that has been popular in the past two years, and it is a big upgrade to traditional crutches. It has a knee pad to place the injured lower leg, which not only frees your hands and gives you more freedom and convenience, but also guarantees your safety. The disadvantage is that the price is much more expensive than crutches and knee crutch, but it is also within people’s tolerance.
No matter what kind of walking aids, proper use of them can reduce the pressure on the lower legs so that they can return to a healthy state more quickly.
Do Proper Exercise
After the lower leg muscles are strained, the injured calf should also pay attention to proper exercise, because exercise can promote blood circulation. But how to exercise is something you must know first. You can go to youtube to watch some YouTuber videos, you can also search for the corresponding video on Google, and there are detailed introductions on it. It is worth noting that don’t do exercises by yourself without watching professional videos. This will not only not make the lower leg recover quickly, but may also aggravate the degree of injury to the lower leg.
The above is the suggestion for quick recovery after a lower leg injury. In fact, the protection of the lower leg in daily life is more important than considering how to recover it. That is, make preparations before daily exercise. Pay attention to strengthening the flexibility of the muscles in the vulnerable parts, and arrange the amount of exercise reasonably. In the process of exercise, you should also stop in moderation, and don’t let the exercise intensity exceed the range that your body can bear. Of course, don’t worry if your lower leg is injured. You can follow the above suggestions and it will help you recover faster.
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